IMSA updates 2020 schedule

IMSA has updated the 2020 season after having to cancel or move several of the races in the spring period due to the COVID-19 virus.

Only the Daytona 24 Hours has been run in the current WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season, while the Sebring race was put on pause right before the teams were about to head there with their team trailers. The race will now be run in November.

The Long beach race has been cancelled altogether, while the Mid-Ohio race has been moved from May to September.

September is the centre for a lot of changes. The WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca was planned to run mid-September but has been moved to the first weekend of September, so the selected IMSA teams can pack their cars and ship them off to France for the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course will be run on the weekend, post-Le Mans.

Mid-Ohio 2019
Photo Courtesy of IMSA / Jake Galstad

Last but not least, the Petit Le Mans date has been moved back one week, so the teams will maintain one and half weeks of preparation time from the previous race.

But these changes might even not be the final changes to the schedule. The Detroit race at the end of May is surrounded with some uncertainty, but there is a one month break after that, before the cars originally would have returned from France, and that event is much more likely to happen. We do however still have to wait and see, how the development is on a worldwide scale.

The support series to the  WeatherTech SportsCar Championship will also move to the new dates.

The updates schedule looks like this:

 

WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca: 4-6 September.

Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course: 25-27 September.

Petit Le Mans/Road Atlanta: 14-17 October.

Sebring 12 Hours: 11-14 November.

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