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SOL Rally could feel virus impact

EZRA STUART, [email protected]

SOL Rally could feel virus impact

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SOL Rally Barbados, the country’s premier motorsport event, could be facing the chequered flag like most other sporting events because of the global coronavirus pandemic.

On Saturday, the Barbados Rally Club (BRC), said it was monitoring the situation closely in the build-up to the highly anticipated 31st edition of the event, which is slated for May 29 to 31.

Although no cases have been reported in Barbados, the coronavirus has impacted many countries around the world, including Europe, which have entrants in the rally.

The rally, a key plank in Barbados’ sports-tourism calendar, has attracted more than 40 overseas entrants and hundreds of visiting spectators for the past five years.

Last year, the BRC’s public relations officer Neil Barnard revealed that around $4.1 million was injected into the economy as a result of the event.

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