CREWE and South Cheshire Club racers have been sidelined for the rest of 2020 after Tonfanau Road Racing bosses today cancelled the only remaining round.
Chiefs had been forced to axe the opening three meetings of four earlier this year thanks to travel restrictions and uncertainty over the Covid-19 situation.
And with Wales still a few weeks behind England in lifting lockdown and travel restrictions, many Welsh circuits have yet to see any action whatsoever.
But any hopes of racing at Tonfanau this year are now off as the club released a statement this morning, which reads:
Crewe and South Cheshire Motor Club is incredibly disappointed to announce the cancellation of the August 2020 meeting at Tonfanau Road Racing.
We have been monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely as lockdown measures have been slowly relaxed by the Govemment and the Welsh Assembly. We have also considered the most recent instructions from the ACU.
To make our August meeting viable, we really needed to be certain that we could not only run the meeting with spectators and overnight camping etc, but that our volunteers would have the time to prepare the circuit.
Due to current movement restrictions, we have not been able to access the circuit and assess the condition of the track, paddock etc, let alone carry out any routine maintenance since we were last at the circuit, in February.
In view of this uncertainty and to provide our members with the opportunity to plan their Summer without further speculation, we have taken the decision to cancel our August meeting, in effect writing off the entire 2020 season.
We appreciate the inevitable disappointment this will cause everybody associated with Tonfanau, especially as other clubs are beginning to make preparations for meetings, however we do not have the luxury of a ‘ready to go’ race track and we have now simply run out of time to make the necessary preparations.