The Botswana Government under the leadership of Mokgweetsi Masisi has called of the Toyota 1000 kilometre Desert Race (TDR 1000) in a press sttement released by the government in it tweet states as follow
PRESS RELEASE – 2020 TOYOTA 1000 DESERT RACE IN BOTSWANA CALLED OFF
Following a digital meeting with all the Toyota 1000 kilometre Desert Race (TDR 1000) stakeholders on Thursday, 19 March the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 event in Botswana was made.
“Due to the ongoing and fluid nature of the COVID-19 situation globally, the avenue of postponement for this iconic event to take place in Botswana later in the year is not possible in view of other planned events and the seasonal conditions” said BTO CEO Myra Sekgororoane.
“In these cautionary times we cannot distance ourselves from global developments and decisive action was needed to protect the wellbeing of people and economies.