APRC chief Vicky Chandhok told the The Hindu, “Much as the sport is always our priority, we are very concerned about the huge spike in COVID-19 cases in recent days. With an all-time record of 70 entries, of which 21 were women the enthusiasm for the sport has also spiked and is at its peak! But after discussions with promoter Vamcy Merla who had put in massive efforts, we decided to postpone the South India Rally keeping in mind the safety and health of those involved in the event.”
Round 2 of the 2021 Asia Pacific Rally Championship, The South India Rally, has been rescheduled for April 23-25. The Madras Motor Sports Club, in conjunction with the APRC and FIA, announced the date change overnight, and comes in the wake of local government restrictions due to spike in COVID-19 virus cases.