WEC cancels Sebring round due to Coronavirus

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The World Endurance Championship has become the latest championship to cancel a race due to the Coronavirus.

The Sebring 1,000 kilometre round, which was due to take place next weekend, has been cancelled after the United States government imposed a ban on travel to the country from Europe.

“Following the announcement made by President Trump at 9.00 pm (EST) on 11th March of a wide suspension of travel by non-US citizens from Europe to the USA, the leadership of the WEC has reviewed the viability of staging the Sebring 1000 Miles race planned to be held at Sebring on 20th March,” the series stated. “After a careful review of the situation, it has been determined that the WEC race will be cancelled.”

The news follows confirmation of a fourth cancellation by Moto GP, whose round in Argentina next month has been postponed to November.

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Major races postponed or cancelled due to Coronavirus

Dates Series Event Location Country Notes
March 6 – March 8 Moto GP Qatar Grand Prix Losail International Circuit Qatar Due to restrictions on travel from Italy. Moto 2 and Moto 3 classes were already in the country
March 13 – March 15 World Superbikes Qatar Losail International Circuit Qatar
March 17 – March 17 Ferrari Chellenge UK Prologue Donington Park UK Postponed to first round at Snetterton on April 17th
March 19 – March 20 World Endurance Championship Sebring Sebring USA
March 21 – March 21 Formula E Sanya EPrix Sanya China
March 20 – March 22 Moto GP Thailand Grand Prix Buriram International Circuit Thailand
March 21 – March 22 Super Taikyu Round one Suzuka Japan
April 4 – April 4 Formula E Rome Eprix Rome Italy
April 4 – April 5 Super Formula Round one Suzuka Japan
April 3 – April 5 Ferrari Challenge Europe Mugello round Mugello Italy
April 3 – April 5 Moto GP Americas Grand Prix Circuit of the Americas USA Postponed to November 13th-15th
April 17 – April 19 Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix Shanghai International Circuit China
April 17 – April 19 Porsche Carrera Cup Asia Shanghai round Shanghai International Circuit China Chinese Grand Prix support race
April 17 – April 19 Chinese Formula Four Shanghai round Shanghai International Circuit China Chinese Grand Prix support race
April 17 – April 19 GT World Challenge Europe Monza round Monza Italy Also GT Sports Club Europe
April 17 – April 19 Formula Renault Eurocup Monza round Monza Italy
April 17 – April 19 Moto GP Argentinian Grand Prix Termas de Rio Hondo Argentina Postponed to November 20th-22nd
May 6 – May 6 Formula E Jakarta EPrix Jakarta Indonesia

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3 comments on “WEC cancels Sebring round due to Coronavirus”

  1. IMSA race still on, but I would imagine that they might be a few drivers down if European based ones can’t make it.

    1. I’d expect IMSA to re-schedule. If the support personnel for the teams can’t travel, they’re done.

      1. IMSA rescheduled for Nov 11-14

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