The 2020 Golden Homes North Island Endurance Racing Series has been postponed.
The much-expected news comes after Motorsport New Zealand announced yesterday that there would be a two-month suspension on all events due to the evolving coronavirus pandemic.
David Dovey, president of NIERDC said:
“Whilst the timing of this announcement is due to our sanctioning body MSNZ [Motorsport New Zealand] decree yesterday to suspend all motor-sport events for the next 2 months effective as of the 19th of March 2020, we understand and fully support the need to ensure the health and safety of both competitors, officials and the public alike in this unprecedented world wide Covid-19 Coronavirus crisis”
This will mean that the earliest the Series can recommence will be on the 12th of June, at Manfeild which was scheduled to be the last of the three-round series.
However, given the current circumstances, the NIERDC are keeping all various options open and will advise members accordingly.
Despite the postponements, the club still intends to run all three rounds of the 2020 Golden Homes North Endurance Series even if it means the Series is rescheduled into the third quarter of the year.