The test and set-up day for the Nürburgring Endurance Series may have already taken place, but otherwise the world of motorsport has ground to a complete halt due to the spread of the coronavirus. The first two rounds of the NES, originally scheduled for 21 March and 4 April, have been called off. The DTM has also chosen to cancel its own test day at the Hockenheimring.
And now the ADAC TOTAL 24h Race followed suit: The endurance classic will be rescheduled from the Ascension Day weekend to the 24 to 27 September. The 24h Qualifying Race has been cancelled. Also, the GTC Race will not start into its season at the end of March.
“It’s a really difficult situation at the moment,” explains Team Principal Ernst Moser. “Every day you see the news and it’s clear that there are more important things to think about than motorsport. For us, the health of our team and fans is of paramount importance, and so we completely agree with the measures that have been taken.”
Following the cancellation of the DTM test at Hockenheim, which was planned for 16 to 19 March, a close eye is being kept on the situation surrounding the season-opener (24 to 26 April). “People have some difficult decisions to make right now,” said Moser. “We will be staying informed about the latest developments and wish all of our fans and partners the best of luck in getting through this crisis.”