Organisers of the first round of the 2020 Victorian Rally Championship are pushing ahead with their event plans, despite Melbourne's new six-week lockdown. Valley Stages director, Craig Jarvie, told RallySport Magazine today that a final decision on the Western Victorian Crane Trucks sponsored event won't be made until after the lockdown ends. "We are pushing on with the organising and will make a final decision after the 6-week lockdown, which will give us four weeks out to make final preparations," Jarvie said.
"It could go either way so we remain optimistic it may still happen, and want to give it the best chance we can.
"Supp regs are due back this week and the forester is doing final checks on the route The road book is complete and needs checking. "I think as a whole competitors need something to focus on and we hope we can deliver that, and hopefully not 'rip their hearts' out mid-August," he added. "There is still plenty to do, but we have a great team and with help from the Rally of the Bay team in terms of paperwork for COVID-19, this has been really valuable and saving us many hours of work. "The big ticket Item is that we will need groups of 50 people outdoors for it to happen." The Valley Stages is a fully pacenoted event and is set for Sunday, September 20.

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