The GT World Challenge’s headline event, the Spa 24 Hours, has been postponed amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Race organiser the Stephane Ratel Organisation (SRO) announced that the event slated for 25/26 July will be pushed back after Belgian Prime Minister Sophie Wilmès announced today an extension of its ban on mass public gatherings until 31 August.
“The race will now move to a revised date later in the year in compliance with these guidelines,” read a statement issued by SRO.
It went on to say that the new date will be “announced as soon as possible”.
The development also puts the Belgian Grand Prix on August 30 at risk of postponement, as does the 6 Hours of Spa WEC round which was rescheduled to a mid-August date as a part of a revised 2019/20 calendar.
Formula 1 and the FIA have yet to offer their comments concerning the Belgian Grand Prix, while a WEC spokesperson said that the category is “absorbing the latest directive”.
The postponement of the 24 Hours of Spa comes just two days after the announcement that the GT World Challenge 1000km of Paul Ricard event has been reschedule until November.
The GT World Challenge is set to begin its Sprint Championship at Zandvoort on June 27-28. But travel restrictions across Europe will likely see this round also postponed until later in the year.