Asia Road Race C’ship season cancelled

  • Motorsport
  • Thursday, 10 Sep 2020

PETALING JAYA: The 2020 season of the FIM Asia Road Racing Championship has been called off. The promoters, Two Wheels Motor Racing, have decided to cancel the championship as many of the international teams and riders would not be able to travel because of border restrictions and quarantine procedures for Covid-19.

This will be the first time in the championship’s 25-year history that a season had to be cancelled. The opening round took place at Sepang in early March but the season had to be cancelled due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

Ron Hogg (pic), director of Two Wheels Motor Racing, said they have exhausted all possibilities to bring everyone together for at least a few more rounds to meet the minimum requirements to declare a 2020 champion.

“Regrettably, without any prospect of deregulation of immigration restriction on visitors in sight, we have had no choice but to declare the cancellation of the 2020 season.

“The 2020 season is null and void. No champion will be declared this year.

“We extend our apologies and regrets to all the fans of Asian racing who have been looking forward to the rescheduled start of the series.

“We also extend our sincere apologies to the stakeholders involved, especially our sponsors and circuit partners.”

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