BOSSES of the Aberdare Park Road Races have today announced that riders will have to wait until later this year to hit the Welsh circuit in anger.
The annual scrap in Wales was set to run this year on July 18 and 19, but chiefs have been forced to put things on hold thanks to Covid-19.
With ACU-affiliated club racing set to run as early as next month if all goes well in Downing Street’s lockdown review on July 4, all racing in July is still technically on hold.
And with restrictions in Wales still much tighter than the rest of the UK’s, any competitive action on Welsh circuits could be delayed even further.
A statement today from the Aberaman Motorcycle Club’s Derek Smith, chairman of the Park races, reads:
After further considerations with our governing body the ACU, Ian McLeod, myself and Paul King – Chairman of the ACU Road Race committee – have now agreed the folowing dates to be best suited for this year’s event: October 3 and 4.
Obviously we are still waiting on Welsh government announcements as to mass gatherings and social distancing, etc.
The 2020 Aberdare Park Road Races are now set to run over the weekend of October 3 and 4.
*Image: Steve Snelling