The TOTAL 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps, which was scheduled to be the next round of the FIA World Endurance Championship, has been postponed amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The race was supposed to be the penultimate round of the 2019/20 WEC season before closing at Le Mans, but will now not be taking place on the scheduled date. It comes shortly after the announcement by the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps that it would be closing and suspending all activities until the 3rd of April.
The WEC round was to be held after that date and would therefore not be affected by the circuit closure, but WEC released a statement confirming it had chosen to postpone after discussions with the championship promotors, local partners and the Royal Automobile Club of Belgium.
“This decision was the only responsible option to be taken at this time,” said Gerard Neveu, WEC CEO. “The health and well-being of our competitors, fans and members of the paddock has to remain our priority.
We are working on a revised date for the TOTAL 6 Hours of Spa and will communicate that as soon as possible.”