The organisers of South Africa’s Festival of Motoring have announced the 2020 version of the Johannesburg-based show’s "postponement" to 2021.

In a statement, Messe Frankfurt South Africa said the decision was in the “best interest” of all stakeholders. The event (which was again set to take place at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit) had been scheduled for the weekend starting 21 August 2020.

“In light of the ongoing uncertainty around COVID-19 and its impact on the industry and the economy at large, we thought it in the best interest of all stakeholders that we postpone the event to 2021,” said Joshua Low, managing director of Messe Frankfurt SA.

“We pride ourselves in putting together world-class events and this decision has not been taken lightly. It is important that we support the industry and offer a platform that meets its needs.

“We have been engaging with the industry over the past two months and the view is that they would like to support the event and would aim to do so in 2021,” explained Low.

Messe Frankfurt said it was “in the process of finalising dates” for the show and would make the announcement once these were confirmed.

“We have exciting new initiatives planned for the 2021 event. These include the introduction of the SA biking fraternity, enhanced activations and displays for electric vehicles, trendy lifestyle content, a charity ride and other ‘motor-tainment’ elements to ensure we broaden the appeal of the event and make it a fun-filled day for all visitors,” Low said.

Original article from Car