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New Super GT Schedule Released; Four Circuits Dropped

Fuji, Suzuka, Motegi to host majority of this year’s races as four venues leave the 2020 calendar…

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The Super GT Series has issued its latest calendar update that will see the eight-round 2020 season held mostly at the same three circuits in Japan. 

Fuji Speedway is now set to host three events, while Suzuka and Twin Ring Motegi will each welcome the championship twice.

There is potential for Fuji to hold a fourth race at the end of the year, if the December 26-27 fixture at Buriram in Thailand can’t go ahead.

Autopolis, Sportsland SUGO, Sepang and Okayama, where the series held a closed-doors test in mid-March, have all been dropped from the bill.

The 2020 season will now start on July 18-19 at Fuji, one week later than previously planned.

Super GT will then return to Fuji in early August, before heading to Suzuka and Motegi which were also both on the original eight-round schedule that has since been heavily modified as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Fuji-Motegi-Suzuka order of races will be repeated in the fall before the season winds up at the only scheduled international meeting of the year in Thailand.

Super GT plans to hold all of its 2020 races without spectators to reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection among fans and competitors.

The championship has issued an extensive roadmap to explain how it plans to hold races in the future, both in 2020 and 2021.

Updated 2020 Super GT Schedule:

Jun. 27-28 – Testing (Fuji)
Jul. 18-19 – Fuji
Aug. 8-9 – Fuji
Aug. 22-23 – Suzuka
Sep. 12-13 – Motegi
Oct. 3-4 – Fuji
Oct. 24-25 – Suzuka
Nov. 7-8 – Motegi
Dec. 26-27 – Buriram (possible alternative at Fuji on Nov. 28-29)

Keep track of all the latest sports car racing calendar updates with Sportscar365’s definitive rolling guide.

Daniel Lloyd is a UK-based reporter for Sportscar365, covering the FIA World Endurance Championship, GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, among other series.

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