As the world continues to be gripped by the Covid-19 pandemic, Motorsport UK has today extended the suspension of all organising permits for UK motorsport until at least 30th June 2020.
The move comes following the government’s unprecedented lockdown of British life on Monday 23rd March to try and halt the spread of the coronavirus.
As the 30th June is a Tuesday, the earliest the UK racing season can now commence is the 4th July 2020.
Following the announcement, SRO communicated that the UK rounds of GT World Challenge Europe, at Brands Hatch and Silverstone, are both cancelled. Contingency plans are in place and will announced later this week.
With regards to the British GT Championship, the rounds at Snetterton, Donington and the centre-piece Silverstone 500 are all now postponed, with the season set to start at Spa-Francorchamps on July 18th. A new date in the final quarter of 2020 has been secured for the Silverstone 500, raising the tantalising prospect of a twilight or night race in the Autumn.
Other championships are expected to announce revised calendars in due course.