2020 ISRA Worlds Postponed
July 15th 2020.
It is with regret that we announce today the postponement of the 2020 ISRA Worlds that was to be held in Latvia in October 2020. This event will now be moved to 2022.
There are no changes to the 2021 event to be held in the USA.
A few months ago in the early days of the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic we, like many other organizations felt that by June the world would have returned to some normalcy, but here we are in mid July and the picture going forward is less clear than ever, with many countries having travel bans and strict quarantine regulations.
Taking all this into consideration, and wanting ISRA racers to have as much time as possible to confirm their plans, we have today decided with Janis Nabokins, the ISRA Board and with input from the ISRA Delegates, that the 2020 event will not go ahead as planned this year, but that Janis will host the 2022 ISRA World Championship event in Latvia. Those countries that were thinking of, or had already expressed interest in hosting the 2022 event will now be bidding on the 2023 event.
ISRA thanks Janis Nabokins for all his efforts throughout this process , and the flexibility he has offered us in terms of hosting an event and the changes of plans we have had to consider. Organizers are the lifeblood of ISRA and as a group we all need to support them.
In place of the ISRA event in October, Janis is planning on holding a European Championship race open to all. With this event all those that are able to travel and wish to race in a big event in October can. Details will be released as soon as they are confirmed, and I urge all racers that can and are willing to travel to support the event.
Next ISRA Worlds Warmup July 10th to 12th
The next ISRA Warmup race is being held in Limbazi (same building as 2014 worlds). Details for the warmup race can be found here. Track is available for practice almost any time, please message Janis Nabokins for details.
2020 ISRA Worlds Signup Closing Date Extended & Venue Confirmed.
June 10th 2020.: We are seeing more and more countries starting to open up now, but the situation with travel bans and quarantine rules for the future are not so clear, and still developing. With this in mind, and after feedback and discussion with the delegates, we have decided to extended the signup closing date to 4pm UTC on Friday July 31st, to give those traveling some more time to get a clearer picture of travel restrictions. Signup Here
The race will continue on it’s original dates in October and we are also continuing to hold discussions and formulating plans and options of how the event will be run to make sure we are all as safe as we possibly can be.
Janis has also added another Production Warmup Race on Saturday & Sunday October 10th & 11th, to be held at the race venue hotel.
The Race will be held at:
Minhauzena Unda leisure complex.
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