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No Roof of Africa this year

Nov. 3, 2020 2 min read

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THE much awaited 53rd edition of the Motul Roof of Africa that was scheduled for December 9 – 12 has been deferred to 2021 due to the prevailing conditions of COVID-19.

According to the Lesotho Off Road Association (LORA) public relations officer Keketso Malebo, the decision to postpone the global event was based on the concerns surrounding a possible second wave of COVID-19 infections.

“The decision was reached after consultations with representatives of both the government and the Lesotho Sports and Recreation Commission (LSRC),” he said.
Malebo showed that the title sponsors, Motul, have indicated their full support of the postponement, adding they hope that by next year there will be a much greater degree of certainty surrounding the pandemic and any on-going precautions required to contain it.

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“All riders who had secured and paid for their place in the 2020 event can carry this forward to the 2021 edition at no additional cost,” he said, adding that alternatively, they could opt for a full refund.
The confirmed dates he said for next year’s event are November 3 – 6, 2021.

This was supposed to be the 53rd edition of the Motul Roof of Africa race since 1967, which is the longest and toughest bike race in the world.

The race is held every year except the 1998 episode that was cancelled due to political riots that erupted in the country that year.



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