This weekend’s Snowman Rally has been cancelled.
Organisers have cited the icy conditions as the reason behind their decision to cancel Saturday’s race, the opening round of the 2019 Scottish Rally Championship.
A statement from SRC official Graham Provest confirmed the decision this afternoon.
He said: “Further to an extensive review of the stages all week and today, we have had to take the decision to Cancel the Coogie Urquhart Snowman Rally on Saturday. We have tried everything in our power to keep the event running but to no avail.
“As per SR 8.10 “In the highly unlikely occurrence of the event being cancelled prior to the start, entries will be 100% funded with no administration charge” this is was taken today at 13.30.
“The decision is due to extremely unsafe conditions – all the stages have a thick covering of Ice over them and it would be irresponsible as an organising team to take such a risk with people’s safety and we have had to take this regretful decision.
“I know you will be disappointed with this decision and I can only apologise for you having to cancel all your plans and the weekends sport.
“I of course appreciate all the huge efforts put into the event by the organising team, and for the continued support of the competitors, Marshall’s and spectators alike.”