AUSTIN, Texas – With the growing COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting world-wide efforts to contain the spread of the virus, SRO Motorsports America is continuing to monitor updates and directives from North American elected officials and public health authorities.
The long-range impact and spread of the virus has led to temporary bans on large public gatherings and the cancellation of the recent Grand Prix of St. Petersburg weekend, as well as the Grand Prix of Long Beach weekend scheduled for April 17-19. SRO America will integrate the Pirelli GT4 America Sprint rounds three and four and SprintX round three, as well as TC America TCR/TCA rounds three and four into already-scheduled future race weekends.
SRO America officials are communicating with circuit partners regarding the remaining scheduled events. As local authorities advise on the state of the pandemic, an update will be provided in the near future regarding the TC Festival @ Lime Rock Park scheduled for May 8-9 and the Victoria Day SpeedFest at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park scheduled for May 15-17.
“Our 100 percent focus right now is to join with the world-wide community in the efforts to help reduce the impact of this virus and ensure the health and safety of everyone,” said SRO America President and CEO Greg Gill. “Motorsports will return and we look forward to being at the racetrack very soon with our teams, drivers, series staff and fans in the near future.”
Teams are permitted to test privately during this period (per Article 30 of the Sporting Regulations) in preparation for the restart of the season, in compliance with local mandates and recommendations. Questions related to testing within the SRO Sporting Regulations guidelines should be directed to the SRO America Series Directors and Competition Department.
In an effort to bring the GT motorsports community together in this time, SRO Motorsports Group have launched the #GTunited2020 campaign to share photos, videos, and stories on social channels.
SRO E-Sports GT Series, Kunos Simulazioni and Ak Informatica will also join forces to organize a two-hour Assetto Corsa Competizione race at Monza next weekend (March 29), uniting real-world and sim drivers while raising money for charity. SRO America will also host Watch Parties featuring archival video from past race broadcasts, host live driver Q&A on Instagram and more.