Event organizers of Africa Concours d’Elegancehave postponed the annual motorsport event by one year due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
The Alfa Romeo Owners Club said that the decision came due to Governments restrictions to curb the pandemic.
“The throngs of spectators in their thousands make social distancing difficult and consequently health limitations on holding large events make it impossible to have the Concours this year,” said Alfa Romeo Owners Club.
“The pandemic has had a drastic effect on schedules for major sports events throughout the world and the Concours is the latest to bow to the inevitable. The expectations of competitors, sponsors, spectators and organizers have been bruised by this turn of events but the Concours organizers are cognizant of the need to adhere to the laid down health and safety protocols in fighting this pandemic.”
According to the event organizers, they anticipate that the postponed Concours will be listed for September 26th 2021.
“The lack of the Concours this year is bad news for the competitors and their helpers who have already spent money and many months preparing their magnificent cars and bikes,” said Alfa Romeo Owners Club.
This year’s event would have been the 50th in the unbroken annual series organized by the Alfa Rome Owners Club as an anniversary celebration and an opportunity for owners of well-kept machines to showcase them at the Nairobi Racecourse.
24 Ugandans had already submitted entries to this year’s event.