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12H Monza Postponed; Estoril to Open European Season

12H Monza moved to July; Estoril will open European season in 3 weeks’ time…

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The Hankook 12 Hours of Monza has been postponed until later in the year on account of the Covid-19 (coronavirus) outbreak in Italy, causing a shuffle in Creventic’s 24H Series schedule.

Estoril will now host the first European round of the season on March 26-28, with Monza’s date pushed back to July 10-11.

This reshuffle sees Monza replace the 9H Circuit Paul Ricard, although Creventic has stated it is working alongside the French circuit to find a date for the venue next year.

All confirmed entries for the originally scheduled 12H Monza in three weeks’ time have been automatically registered for the inaugural 12H Estoril that will take place on the same weekend.

Entries are still open for both the Portuguese event and the rescheduled Monza round, meanwhile.

Creventic’s Ole Dorlemann commented: “Despite the change to our calendar, we are very pleased that the 24H Series will race at Monza for the first time in 2020, albeit slightly later in the year than previously planned.

“The safety of everyone attending, and/or competing at, a 24H Series event has always been our top priority, and will continue to be so in the years that follow.

“At the same time, we are very pleased to have found a workable solution to this issue with the management team at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza and remain confident that Creventic’s first race at the temple of speed in July will be successful and memorable.”

Jake Kilshaw is a UK-based journalist. He is a graduate of Politics and International Relations.

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