Super Formula has postponed its provisional seaon-opener from Sugo slated for June 21 amid the global Covid-19 pandemic.
The series had already moved its Suzuka season-opener to the end of the year and is yet to find alternative dates for rounds from Fuji and Autopolis. Sugo therefore became the de facto opening event.
But a statement issued from the circuit today confirmed the round’s postponement with an alternative date yet to be announced.
“Sugo Co., Ltd. announces the postponement of the ‘2020 All-Japan Super Formula Championship round 4 Sportsland SUGO’ scheduled to be held on June 20 and 21 in response to the spread of the new coronavirus infection,” read the statement.
“The alternative date will be announced as soon as it is decided.”
The consequence of the postponement means the 2020 Super Formula season has dropped to just four races.
The series will not be eligible to award its full allotment of FIA Super License points if the postponed races cannot be rescheduled, putting competitor participation into question.
The 2020 season is now planned to begin at Twin Ring Motegi on August 29-30.