IMSA has announced that it has decided to postpone the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Presented by Advance Auto Parts following the travel restrictions announced by President Donald Trump on Wednesday. The race will now be held on November 11-14.
Trump announces that the United States would be suspending travel of non-US citizens from Europe for thirty days to combat the ongoing spread of the COVID-19 virus, which has already led to the cancellation of the FIA World Endurance Championship’s 1000 Miles of Sebring race, which was supposed to be held on the same weekend as part of the Super Sebring double header weekend.
IMSA has released a statement saying the postponement is a result of the measures taken on Wednesday, saying they ‘will prevent a number of drivers, teams and key personnel from participation.’
The newly imposed restrictions reportedly already caused travel issues for some of the championship’s European stars, which struggled to get into the United States as the country takes further measures to limit the spread of the virus, which has caused 29 deaths in the country with over 900 confirmed cases.
The Twelve Hours of Sebring will now act as the season finale to the 2020 IMSA Weathertech Sportscar Championship.