TCR UK cancels season opening event due to coronavirus outbreak

TCR UK cancels season opening event due to coronavirus outbreak

Lewis Kent
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The opening round of the TCR UK series scheduled to be held at Silverstone on 17 – 18 April has been cancelled after a bulletin issued by Motorsport UK announced that all racing events in the UK are to be suspended until the end of April.

The series is the latest to confirm that it will be unable to stage its planned first event of the year due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.

The series promoters have said that providing there are no further restrictions, the season will get underway at Croft on the 6 – 7 June.

The organisers will attempt to reschedule the event at Silverstone for later in the season.

The statement from TCR UK reads:

“This afternoon, Motorsport UK issued a bulletin that updates the situation regarding motorsport activities in light of the outbreak of Covid-19, announcing that all organising permits and Certificates of Exemption are suspended until at least 30th April 2020.

“As far as our championship is concerned, this affects the first event that was scheduled for 17th and 18th April at Silverstone.

“Consequently – and providing no further restrictions are applied – our opening round will now take place on 6th and 7th June at Croft Circuit.

“We sincerely hope that for all concerned, this extended seven-week lead-time will enable the situation surrounding Coronavirus to be brought under control and we can get back on track with normality restored.

“We will now look at various options, including a revised date for the Silverstone round. We will advise competitors, sponsors and supporters of our future arrangements and plans as soon as possible.

“In the meantime, we wish everyone to stay safe!”