ROK Cup SA is ready to resume its respective Championships for 2020.
After close to 7 months of not turning a wheel and much deliberation as how to move forward in a safe and responsible manner as possible. ROK Cup SA have finalized the National and Northern region events calendar for the remainder of the 2020 season.
Many factors had to be taken in account when deciding on the calendar of which the competitors safety, their families, officials and event suppliers was placed at the top of the list. The financial and economic impact the pandemic and subsequent lock downs have had on the competitors and teams was also a major factor in determining the final outcome of the ROK Cup SA calendar.
The ROK Cup SA calendar was constructed around safety in the broader spectrum, cultivating maximum participation, quality events and fields for the remainder of the year and thus the conclusion was to limit the amount of events but to still put forward a structure that would enable the majority of current sporting regulations to remain in place and to allow the Declaration of 2020 National and Northern regions champions.
Post Covid-19 Lock down National events Calendar:
Round 1: 11 – 13 September – Vereeniging (6 race heats for National classes) Round 2: 30 – 31 October – Idube Round 3: 11 – 12 December – Zwartkops
Health and Safety considerations taken into account:
- With the existing possibility of transmittal of the virus, even will all necessary precautions, the events is spaced from each other in such a manner that allows for sufficient time between the events for the incubation period of the virus to take place, symptoms to appear and affected individuals to recover before the next event takes place.
- Also allows sufficient time for contact tracing and persons/individuals/teams to be isolated without by default being excluded out of the championship as a result for non-participation.
- By keeping the hosting of the events concentrated in limited regions and venues where the bulk of the participants is concentrated we are able to achieve the “bubble” effect by not having the whole contingent traveling across South Africa further increasing the risk of exposure to the virus.
Financial Impact assessment and considerations:
- By the limiting the amount of events and combining event status. There is be a direct financial cost saving on the competitors in terms of event, consumable and maintenance related costs.
- Limits placed on of the amount of sets of tires permitted, including practice, will further assist in curbing costs.
Rok Cup international have indicated that the ROK International Super Final will still take place on the 15th – 17th of October. Our first event to be held as a Festival weekend at Vereeniging from the 11th to the 13th of September will determine the ticket winners for Mini Rok, OKJ and KZ2 to represent ROK Cup SA at the international event. We kindly request the individuals that was planning to enter as wild cards or still thinking about it to please inform us by 14 September.
Registrations for the 1st event is open and you can register at the below link: