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FIA GT World Cup Canceled for 2020

FIA cancels GT World Cup in Macau for 2020 due to coronavirus pandemic…

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The FIA GT World Cup is the latest causality of the coronavirus pandemic, with the FIA having confirmed the event’s cancelation for this year.

Held annually in Macau since its formation in 2015, the GT3 sprint race was scheduled to be part of the Macau Grand Prix event on Nov. 19-22.

Confirmation of the GT World Cup’s cancelation came alongside the release of a revised 2020 FIA WTCR schedule which also does not include the legendary Guia circuit.

“The FIA will work with the various stakeholders involved to investigate options to bring the event back in the future,” a statement read.

While a World Cup will not be held, it’s unclear if local authorities will still attempt to hold a GT3 race, potentially for Asian-based teams.

The GT World Cup had been largely supported by German manufacturers Audi, BMW, Porsche and Mercedes-AMG in recent years with few privateer or local entries.

The event was re-opened to Silver-rated drivers last year in an effort to boost the grid count.

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for and SPEED Channel and has contributed to numerous other motorsports publications worldwide. Contact John

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