Theuns Joubert along with co-driver Schalk van Heerden in their class S2000 Toyota Yaris won the last two rounds of the National Rally Championship.

Local motorsport enthusiasts will have to wait a little longer to get a glimpse of rally cars roaring along dirt roads at crazy speeds. The NTT Motor Group Tzaneen Rally, round four of the WOMZA National Rally Championship (WNRC) which was initially scheduled for this weekend (30th and 31st of July), has been postponed due to new lock down regulations from Government.

This fourth-round championship battle will now shift to the 20th and 21st of August.For those who have entered and still wish to participate on the new dates do not have to re-enter again as their entries will remain valid. One of the route planners for the rally, Theuns Viljoen, who is a former rally driver himself and currently an advanced driving instructor in Tzaneen, said the planning of the rally was done and dusted, and it was unfortunate that the date had to be shifted.

According to the African Regional Rally Organization (ARRO) committee, this unexpected situation will unfortunately have a snowball effect on the rest of the championship dates with the possibility that the fifth round’s date will also need to move. An updated calendar will be issued in due course.

But it was not only the NTT Motor Group Tzaneen Rally that had to be postponed, so was the case for the organisers of the South African National Rally Championship (NRC) that was supposed to host the 2021 edition of the Algoa Rally, originally scheduled for the 16th and 17th of July.

A couple of the local participants like co-driver Louis Menge, pointing out the route for his Pretoria-based driver Anton Raaths, will have to linger about for a little while longer before heading off to Jeffrey’s Bay in the Eastern Cape for the Algoa Rally.

Theuns Joubert and his co-driver, Schalk van Heerden, in their class S2000 Toyota Yaris, will also have to sit and idle about until the new date is announced. He would like to maintain his winning form from the third and fourth rounds at the Allstar Rally at the Carousel Entertainment World recently and is eager to get going.

The NRC committee will publish a new date for the Algoa Rally as soon as a new one has been set.