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Todt: Postponed WRC events could be restored to calendar

The World Rally Championship is weighing up several plans for a September return from its coronavirus shutdown, according to International Automobile Federation president Jean Todt.
Jean Todt

“The World Rally Championship is considering alternative scenarios with a restart in September, including the reinstatement of postponed events to ensure that we have the best possible opportunity to complete the 2020 series,” Todt told an online press conference.

He was speaking at the first in a series of conferences on the future of motor sport organised by the FIA.

The number of races, their dates and host countries will be announced at a later date.

The first three rounds of the season were held between January and mid-March.

Frenchman Sebastien Ogier of Toyota leads the driver standings.

Seven rounds have been postponed (Argentina, Italy) or cancelled (Portugal, Kenya, Finland, New Zealand, and Britain).

Three rallies are still scheduled to take place on their original dates: in Turkey (24-27 September), Germany (15-18 October) and Japan (19-22 November).