The 2020 Joule Donegal International Rally, round four of the Irish Tarmac Rally Championship, which was due to run over the June Bank Holiday weekend has been postponed, the Donegal Motor Club has confirmed.

The three-day event is the biggest rally in Ireland, attracting some 70,000 spectators and providing millions of euro to the local Donegal economy.

Motorsport Ireland, the governing body of the sport, in has halted all of the events under its auspices until 1 June and it was hoped that this event would go ahead as planned from 19-21 June.

In a statement, the Motor Club said the decision was made with "great regret" and has been announced due to public health concerns associated with the current coronavirus pandemic.

No new date has been announced for the event, which has been won in the past by the likes of multi-world rally champion Sebastian Loeb.