SIDECAR racers will not duke it out for the 2020 British F2 championship crown after FSRA chiefs announced the cancellation of this year’s series.
Following the ACU’s announcement last week which effectively put racing on ice until at least July, a number of clubs and race organisations have been forced to shuffle their current calendars with a full season for most series now completely out of the question.
But ahead of that scheduled return, FSRA bosses have made the call to axe 2020.
A statement this evening reads:
The ACU has decided that a phased return of events will commence in parallel with the Government’s ‘Step Three’, coinciding with the re-opening of remaining public places and leisure facilities. This is currently scheduled to begin from 4th July, a date which might change.
That return itself will depend on the continuing support of the riders, officials and marshals and numerous health and safety factors, including most importantly the availability of our doctors and other medics.
Following consultations with the ACU, Clubs and a FSRA virtual committee meeting we therefore have sadly and regrettably come to the decision to cancel the 2020 ACU/FSRA British F2 Sidecar Championship.
The clubs could not operate without its NHS doctors, paramedics, and nurses, and this Coronavirus crisis has brought their ‘real lives’, their contribution to the public’s general well-being, so sharply into focus. We thank each and every one of them for their dedication at the current time and look forward to seeing them with us – in the medical centre or trackside – in the not-to-distant future…
With the F2 championship out the window for 2020, it is expected that other clubs’s outfit races may quickly fill up – if not become oversubscribed.
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