Scheduled from June 7 to 12, the third edition of the Andalucía Rally, which is also the third round of the FIA-FIM World Rally-Raid Championship (W2RC), has been postponed due to the heat wave and drought that has hit Andalusia this past month.
These extreme weather conditions have considerably increased the risk of fires in the region, leading the local authorities to raise the level of fire alert to its maximum. To preserve this already fragile ecosystem and despite the full support of the local authorities, all the parties involved have decided that continuing with the rally is not possible at this time. This case of force majeure has obliged A.S.O., the FIA, the FIM and the organiser to postpone the Andalucía Rally until the autumn, to a date still under consideration, but on the initially planned route.
Image: Yazeed Al-Rahji (SAU)/Dirk von Zitzewitz (GER), Overdrive SA, Toyota Hilux Overdrive, at Rally Andalucia 2021 (photo: MCH)