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WEC confirms postponement of 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps due to pandemic

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The FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) has decided to postpone 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps at the circuit's request due to COVID-19 pandemic.

After WEC cancelled the Sebring 1000 Miles, the championship is forced to postpone its 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps round - which was to take place over the April 23-25 weekend - due to the COVID-19 pandemic, affecting everyone globally.

The 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps is supposed to be the penultimate round in 2019/20 WEC season with Le Mans 24 Hours culminating the year. The growing concerns will make it tough on re-scheduling and also for the famed race to take place on time.

Here's the full statement from WEC on 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps postponement:

"In view of the continued global spread of COVID-19, and after discussions with the championship promoter, its local partners and the RACB, the decision has been taken to postpone the 7th round of the FIA World Endurance Championship’s 2019-2020 season due. The promoter, Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps and the RACB are working together to find a new 2020 date and, as soon as this is finalised, it will be communicated.

Gerard Neveu, CEO of the WEC said: "This decision was the only responsible option to be taken at this time. 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."

"All tickets already purchased for the TOTAL 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps will remain valid for the new, later date. People who are unavailable to attend at that time can contact the official ticket seller (Ticketmaster) to be reimbursed."

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[Image courtesy: FIA WEC] [Note: This story was also written by me on FormulaRapida.net]

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