Nick Cassidy has had his Super Formula title defence disrupted with motorsport.com reporting today that the series has opted to postpone its season-opening round due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
It was only last weekend that Cassidy announced he will once again join Toyota’s factory Super Formula team TOM’S alongside teammate Kazuki Nakajima.
Scheduled to be held later this month from Suzuka, both the Formula and All-Japan Superbike promoters made the decision to cancel March’s event entirely out of safety concerns to the general public, drivers and team personnel.
The two-day preseason test also set to be held from Suzuka next week is highly likely to also be cancelled.
A similar fate almost seems certain for the Super GT championship. A meeting is planned to go ahead concerning whether the Okayama round will go ahead. Though the series is not scheduled to begin until mid-April.
Super Formula joins a growing list of motorsport related events to have been either cancelled or postponed due to the Coronavirus outbreak.
Both Formula One and Formula E have postponed their Chinese rounds, while earlier today MotoGP announced the series will not race in Qatar for the opening round of the championship.