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Sportscar365: Revised 2020 Sports Car Racing Calendars

Almost all competitions on all levels from the national to global scale have had races postponed or canceled as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

This page will be updated as further schedule adjustments are announced. Keep checking back to stay informed on the latest sports car racing calendar news.

FIA World Endurance Championship

Sept. 1, 2019 – 4H Silverstone
Oct. 6 – 6H Fuji
Nov. 10 – 4H Shanghai
Dec. 14 – 8H Bahrain
Feb. 23, 2020 – Lone Star Le Mans
Aug. 15 – Total 6H Spa
Sept. 19-20 – 24 Hours of Le Mans
Nov. 21 – 8H Bahrain

Canceled: 1000 Miles of Sebring (March 18-20)

Adjustments to the 2019-20 WEC schedule started last month when the 1000 Miles of Sebring in March was canceled because of restrictions on travelers to the United States from Europe’s Schengen Area.

The final two rounds of the season at Spa and Le Mans were also called off, with Spa being rearranged for a mid-August date and the 24 Hours of Le Mans moving to September.

Since Le Mans was rescheduled to take place after the start of the 2020-21 season, the WEC took the decision to extend the season through to a Bahrain finale in November.

This effectively removed the planned 2020-21 season rounds at Silverstone, Monza and Fuji, and paved the way for the WEC’s return to a calendar year format in 2021.

IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship

Jan. 25-26 – Rolex 24 at Daytona (Michelin Endurance Cup)
May. 30 – Detroit Belle Isle
Jun. 28 – Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen (MEC)
Jul. 5 – Canadian Tire Motorsport Park
Jul. 18 – Lime Rock Park (GT only)
Aug. 2 – Road America
Aug. 23 – Virginia International Raceway (GT only)
Sept. 6 – WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca
Sept. 27 – Mid-Ohio
Oct. 17 – Motul Petit Le Mans (MEC)
Nov. 14 – Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring (MEC)

Canceled: Long Beach (April 17-19)

The glaring change to this year’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship schedule is the postponement of the Twelve Hours of Sebring to a season-closing November date.

Four other events have been affected by the pandemic: the Long Beach street course race has been canceled, Mid-Ohio has been moved forward from May to September, while the dates for the race at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca (one week earlier) and the Motul Petit Le Mans (one week later) have been slightly adjusted.

IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge

Jan. 24 – Daytona International Speedway
Jun. 27 – Watkins Glen
Jul. 4 – Canadian Tire Motorsport Park
Jul. 18 – Lime Rock Park
Aug. 1 – Road America
Aug. 22 – Virginia International Raceway
Sep. 12 – WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca
Sep. 26 – Mid-Ohio
Oct. 16 – Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta
Nov. 13 – Sebring International Raceway

IMSA Prototype Challenge

Jul. 3-5 – Canadian Tire Motorsport Park
Jul. 31-Aug. 2 – Road America
Sep. 25-27 – Mid-Ohio
Oct. 14-17 – Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta
Nov. 11-14 – Sebring International Raceway

Intercontinental GT Challenge powered by Pirelli

Feb. 2 – Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour
Jul. 25-26 – Total 24 Hours of Spa
Aug. 23 – Suzuka 10 Hours
Oct. 4 – Indianapolis 8 Hours
Nov. 28 – Kyalami 9 Hour

The SRO-organized Intercontinental GT Challenge is currently the only major sports car series to have resisted calling off any events to this point.

The fifth season of the global GT3 championship kicked off at Bathurst, while SRO is currently aiming to hold the 24 Hours of Spa on its traditional late July date.

Unrelated to the pandemic, the second edition of the revived Kyalami 9 Hour has been moved back a week to avoid a clash with the FIA GT World Cup at Macau.

GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS
*Denotes GT Sports Club round

Mar. 12-13 – Testing (Paul Ricard)
May. 29-30 – Paul Ricard 1000km (Endurance)*
Jun. 16-17 – Testing (Spa-Francorchamps)
Jun. 26-28 – Zandvoort (Sprint)
Jul. 3-5 – Misano (Sprint)
Jul. 25-26 – Total 24 Hours of Spa (Endurance)*
Sep. 4-6 – Nürburgring (Endurance)*
Sep. 25-27 – Hungaroring (Sprint)
Oct. 9-11 – Barcelona (Endurance)*
Oct. 30-Nov. 1 – Imola (Sprint)

One of the first pandemic-related schedule changes came from SRO, which on March 5 canceled the Monza GTWC Europe enduro in response to the growing crisis in Italy.

This resulted in the Barcelona round, which was originally a Sprint Cup weekend, being turned into an Endurance Cup event.

To keep the Sprint and Endurance series at five rounds each, a new Sprint event at Imola was added to the end of the season.

Recent comments from SRO boss Stephane Ratel suggest that further calendar changes can be expected, including the likely postponement of the Paul Ricard 1000km.

GT World Challenge Asia powered by AWS

May. 23-24 – Fuji
Jun. 20-21 – Suzuka
Jul. 11-12 – Autopolis
Sep. 12-13 – Shanghai
Oct. 17-18 – Shanghai

Postponed: Sepang (Mar. 28-29), Buriram (Apr. 25-26)

SRO’s Asian regional series added its first-ever event at Autopolis in Japan to counteract the removal of the Sepang and Buriram rounds.

Ratel has suggested that the Fuji season-opener is now unlikely to go ahead, although no announcement has come from the series regarding a third 2020 postponement.

GT World Challenge America powered by AWS
*Denotes GT Sports Club round

Mar. 6-8 – Circuit of The Americas
Jun. 5-7 – Virginia International Raceway*
Aug. 7-9 – Sonoma Raceway*
Aug. 28-30 – Road America*
Sep. 18-20 – Watkins Glen*

Postponed: Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (May 15-17)

GTWC America’s first schedule change came on April 5, when the second round of the season at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park was postponed from its May 15-17 date.

The following round at Virginia International Raceway remains in question too, with Ratel stating that all three GTWC series are unlikely to be in action again until late June.

Pirelli GT4 America
*Denotes GT Sports Club round

Mar. 6-8 – Circuit of The Americas (Sprint, SprintX)
Jun. 6-7 – Virginia International Raceway (Sprint, SprintX)
Aug. 7-9 – Sonoma Raceway (Sprint, SprintX)
Aug. 28-30 – Road America (Sprint, SprintX)
Sep. 18-20 – Watkins Glen (Sprint, SprintX)
Oct. 1-3 – Indianapolis Motor Speedway (Sprint, SprintX)*

Canceled: St. Petersburg (Mar. 6-8, Sprint), Long Beach (April 17-19, SprintX)
Postponed: Lime Rock Park (May. 8-9, SprintX), CTMP (May 15-17, Sprint)

European Le Mans Series

Jul. 13-14 – Testing (Paul Ricard)
Jul. 19 – 4H Le Castellet
Aug. 9 – 4H Spa-Francorchamps
Aug. 29 – 4H Barcelona
Oct. 11 – 4H Monza
Nov. 1 – 4H Portimao

The European Le Mans Series has identified July as a target starting point for its season, which was originally supposed to get underway at Barcelona in early April.

Both the Paul Ricard and Spa races are unaltered from the original calendar, while the postponed Barcelona and Monza rounds have been rearranged.

Monza’s new October date has forced Portimao to step back two weeks, while the elimination of the Silverstone WEC round means there will be no ELMS UK visit this year.

Michelin Le Mans Cup

Jul. 15 – Testing (Paul Ricard)
Jul. 18 – Paul Ricard
Aug. 8 – Spa-Francorchamps
Aug. 29 – Barcelona
Sep. 17-19 – Road to Le Mans
Oct. 10 – Monza
Nov. 1 – Portimao

Asian Le Mans Series

Nov. 29 – 4H Suzuka

Super GT Series

Jul. 4-5 – Buriram
Jul. 18-19 – Sepang
Sep. 12-13 – Sportsland SUGO
Oct. 24-25 – Autopolis
Nov. 7-8 – Twin Ring Motegi

The first three rounds of Super GT at Okayama, Fuji and Suzuka have been canceled, delaying the start of the championship’s Class One era.

Communication has yet to come from series organizer GTA on the promised arrangement of these events.

For now, Super GT has a reduced five-round schedule starting in Thailand and Malaysia before returning to Japan for its scheduled date at SUGO in September.


Jul. 11-12 – Norisring
Aug. 1-2 – Anderstorp or Igora Drive
Aug. 8-9 – Zolder
Aug. 22-23 – Brands Hatch
Sep. 5-6 – Assen
Sep. 12-13 – Nürburgring
Oct. 3-4 – Anderstorp or Igora Drive
Oct. 17-18 – Lausitzring
Nov. 7-8 – Hockenheim
Nov. 14-15 – Monza

DTM was one of the last sports car series to communicate changes to its calendar, but when it eventually released details on March 25 it presented a schedule that had been almost completely rewritten.

The first five rounds on the original calendar were renegotiated for later in the year, while the Norisring event in July was fixed in its place to become the season-opener.

The other circuits to avoid rescheduling were Brands Hatch, Assen and the Nürburgring.

ADAC GT Masters

May. 16-17 – Autodrom Most
Jun. 6-7 – Red Bull Ring
Aug. 15-16 – Nürburgring
Aug. 22-23 – Zandvoort
Sep. 19-20 – Hockenheim
Oct. 3-4 – Sachsenring
Oct. 24-25 – Oschersleben (rescheduled from Apr. 24-26)

Germany’s top GT sprint series has only adjusted one of its dates: the traditional Oschersleben curtain raiser has been placed at the end of the season in late October.

GT Masters is also monitoring the situations in the Czech Republic for Most and Austria for the Red Bull Ring. Like much of Europe, both countries have enforced strict measures to control the spread of COVID-19.

The Czech Republic has implemented a 30-day State of Emergency, which includes a ban on sporting events, until April 12, while Austria is also prohibiting public gatherings.

The extent of restrictions in these countries, and the state of affairs in Germany later this summer, will likely determine whether ADAC postpones more GT Masters races.

Intelligent Money British GT Championship

Jul. 19 – Spa-Francorchamps
Aug. 30 – Brands Hatch
Sep. 19 – Donington Park

Postponed: Oulton Park (Apr. 11-13), Snetterton (May. 16-17), Silverstone 500 (Jun. 6-7), Donington Park (Jun. 20-21)

British GT has yet to reveal the rescheduled dates for its postponed rounds.

All three events were canceled in the wake of a ruling from national governing body Motorsport UK to prevent any British racing events from taking place until July.

This hasn’t affected Spa, Brands Hatch and the second event of the year at Donington, which now clashes with the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

NLS and Nürburgring 24 

Jun. 27 – Adenauer ADAC Rundstrecken-Trophy
Jul. 11 – ADAC Reinoldus-Langstreckenrennen
Aug. 1 – RCM DMV Grenzlandrennen
Aug. 29 – ADAC Ruhr-Pokal-Rennen
Sep. 26-27 – Nürburgring 24 (rescheduled from May. 23-24)
Oct. 24 – DMV Münsterlandpokal
Nov. 7 – ADAC Barbarossapreis

Canceled: ADAC Westfalenfahrt (Mar. 21), DMV 4H Race (Apr. 4), ADAC ACAS Cup (Apr. 18)

The Nürburgring 24 will take place after summer for the first time having been relocated from its traditional date slot on Ascension day weekend.

Changes have also been made to a handful of Nürburgring Langstrecken Serie rounds. The Barbarossapreis will now close out the season after its original date was occupied by the rescheduled N24.

Additionally, the first three races of the season due to take place in March and April were canceled and not rearranged, taking the number of events down from nine to six.

There will be no N24 qualifying race this year.

International GT Open

Jun. 6-7 – Spa-Francorchamps
Jun. 27-28 – Hockenheim
Jul. 11-12 – Hungaroring
Aug. 22-23 – Paul Ricard (rearranged from Apr. 25-26)
Sep. 12-13 – Red Bull Ring
Sep. 26-27 – Monza
Oct. 24-25 – Barcelona

The GT Open season-opener at Paul Ricard was moved from Apr. 25-26 to a free date in August, leaving Spa-Francorchamps as the new opening round.

The series also canceled its pre-season tests at Barcelona and Paul Ricard, which were supposed to take place in March.

Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe

May. 29-31 – Paul Ricard
Jun. 3-5 – Misano
Jul. 23-25 – Spa-Francorchamps
Sep. 3-5 – Nürburgring
Oct. 9-11 – Barcelona
Oct. 29-30 – Misano (World Final)

Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America

Jun. 25-27 – Watkins Glen
Jul. 10-12 – Toronto
Aug. 6-8 – Road America
Aug. 21-23 – Virginia International Raceway
Sep. 4-6 – WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca
Oct. 29-30 – Misano (World Final)

Canceled: Barber (Apr. 4-5)

Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia

May. 23-24 – Fuji
Jun. 20-21 – Suzuka
Sep. 12-13 – Shanghai
Oct. 29-30 – Misano (World Final)

Postponed: Sepang (Mar. 27-29), Buriram (Apr. 25-26)

24H Series

May. 1-3 – 12H Spa, TCR Spa 500
Jun. 12-14 – 24H Portimao
Jul. 10-11 – 12H Monza
Sep. 4-6 – 24H Barcelona
Oct. 9-10 – 12H Imola
TBA – 24H Circuit of The Americas

Canceled: 12H Estoril (Mar. 26-28)

Australian GT Championship

Aug. 14-16 – Phillip Island
Sep. 18-20 – The Bend
Oct. 8-11 – Bathurst
Oct. 30-Nov. 1 – Gold Coast
Nov. 20-22 – Sandown Park

Postponed: Bathurst (Apr. 10-12), Barbagallo (May. 15-17)

GT4 European Series

May. 29-31 – Paul Ricard
Jun. 26-28 – Zandvoort
Jul. 23-25 – Spa-Francorchamps
Sep. 4-6 – Nürburgring
Sep. 25-27 – Hungaroring
Oct. 30-Nov. 1 – Imola

Canceled: Silverstone (May. 9-10)

FFSA French GT

Jun. 18-21 – Ledenon
Jul. 10-12 – Nogaro (rescheduled from Apr. 10-13) 
Jul. 17-19 – Spa-Francorchamps
Sep. 11-13 – Magny-Cours
Oct. 3-4 – Paul Ricard

Postponed: Pau Grand Prix (May. 22-24)

Super Taikyu

Apr. 25-26 – Sportsland SUGO
May. 7 – Testing (Fuji)
Jun. 5-6 – Fuji
Aug. 1-2 – Autopolis
Sep. 19-20 – Twin Ring Motegi
Oct. 31-Nov. 1 – Okayama
Nov. 21-22 – Suzuka (rescheduled from Mar. 21-22)

Standalone Events

Jul. 31-Aug. 2 – Silverstone Classic
Aug. 13-16 – Monterey Reunion
Aug. 30 – Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (rescheduled from Jun. 28)
Sep. 11-13 – Goodwood Revival
Oct. 23-25 – FIA Motorsport Games (Paul Ricard)
Nov. 4-7 – Ferrari Finali Mondiali (Yas Marina)
Nov. 19-22 – FIA GT World Cup (Macau)

Postponed: Goodwood Festival of Speed (Jul. 9-12)

Goodwood Road & Racing has confirmed that it’s working to reschedule its biggest annual event, the Festival of Speed, for the late summer or early fall.

For other coronavirus-related disruptions not listed here, check out Sportscar365’s Weekly Racing Roundup every Monday.



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