The 2020 BH Auction SMBC Suzuka 10 Hours, which would have been the second round of the 2020 Intercontinental GT Challenge Powered by Pirelli, has been cancelled.
The decision, taken by circuit owners Mobilityland Corporation, is primarily driven by pandemic travel restrictions, which are likely to remain in place throughout the summer months, and the packed circuit calendar which does not provide an opportunity to reschedule the event later in the year.
“We have decided to cancel the BH Auction SMBC Suzuka 10 Hours Endurance Race in light of the nature of this race event with many participant teams coming from England and other countries around the world,” said President Representative Director of Mobilityland Corporation Kaoru Tanaka.
“We want to express our regrets to all the fans who were looking to attending the Suzuka 10 Hours and all of the other stakeholders involved in this event and ask for kind understanding regarding this unavoidable cancellation.”
SRO Motorsports Group, the series organisers of the Intercontinental GT Challenge, are looking at opportunities to stage a fifth race for the 2020 championship with a decision expected before the end of June.