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Title: Tankwa Cross Country Rally - Postponed to 2021
Post by: Offroad2 on June 04, 2020, 02:41:42 pm

Important Notice
Regrettably due to the Covid19 uncertainties we will be moving the 5th Official Tankwa Cross Country Rally event into 2021. A suitable date will advised once we have more clarity.
It is a very hard call, however Tankwa XC Rally is a Brand and we donít want to dilute the event with a half-hearted event due to all the Covid 19 uncertainties.

Some of our reasoning:

a) It is likely the height of the pandemic will still have many effects for some months to come.

b) People and companies are cash strapped coming out of this lockdown and it will be financially difficult for many to be away for at least four days which is likely to result in a decline of entries.

c) The covid Provincial and International cross border travel restrictions would also affect many competitors.

d) We have been in discussion with our current Sponsors who have indicated their support to roll their sponsorship into 2021. We are very grateful to our main sponsors who have already endured substantial costs for tracks, routes and local upliftment.

e) We still hope keep the Sept dates 18-20 Sept 2020 as a training and orientation weekend. This so people can still enjoy Tankwa, get some Tankwa ride time and experience. We hope to announce more details soon.

Kind Regards

Title: Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally - Postponed to 2021
Post by: Crossed-up on June 04, 2020, 05:41:06 pm
I'm sure this is a wise decision considering the huge uncertainties we face right now. Look forward to a bonanza event next year.
Title: Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally - Postponed to 2021
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on June 05, 2020, 10:36:08 am
Keeping the dates open and hoping that we can get out there to stretch our legs in the Tankwa
Title: Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally - Postponed to 2021
Post by: Offroad2 on July 21, 2020, 11:50:34 am
CROSS COUNTRY UPDATE :
With Reference to MSA General Circular 3 of 2020 regarding the resumption of Motorsport we confirm the Official 5th Tankwa Cross Country Rally REMAINS POSTPONED until 2021.
We also thank and respect MSA for their tireless efforts in opening up Motorsport again however, to run Tankwa XC properly within the current Government Protocols would not be viable.
We stay MSA affiliated and thank our Cape X Country Officials who took this opportunity to rewrite their exams so we are all ready for 2021.

It remains a very hard call, Tankwa XC Rally is a Brand and as we mentioned, we donít want TANKWA to dilute the event with a half-hearted event due to the many complex restrictions still in place.

The nature of the Tankwa XC is different to most other events, with nearly 2000km of routes, the necessary Crews, Officials, Marshals, Medical teams remain the same with so many people involved. Working within the timing, tracking and recoveries are also added pressures.

It is likely the height of the pandemic will still have many effects for some months to come.

People and companies are cash strapped coming out of this lockdown and it will be financially difficult for many to be away for at least four days which is likely to result in a decline of entries. A decline in entries with all the above costs would be disastrous for the event and our resources.

The covid Provincial and International cross border travel restrictions are not yet opened and could also affect many competitors participation.


TRAINING AND TRACKS 2020 (T&T).
We are still planned to keep the Sept dates 18-20 Sept 2020 as a Training and Orientation Weekend with the necessary Covid safety protocols. This so people can still enjoy Tankwa, get some Tankwa ride time and experience. Soon we will announce a proposed program for this weekend and confirm the dates.
Focus would be GPS Navigation, Setup and Endurance.

Kind Regards