IMSA Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring Postponed Until November

The 68th edition of the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, originally scheduled for March 21, has been postponed until Nov. 11-14.

One of the crown jewels in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, Sebring is one of several events around the world that have now been impacted by the ever-growing threat of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

“The International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) announced today that the 68th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Presented by Advance Auto Parts scheduled for March 18-21 has been postponed due to the recent United States ban on travel from Europe, which will prevent a number of drivers, teams and key personnel from participation,” said IMSA in a prepared statement. “The rescheduled race will now become the season-ending event of the 2020 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and will be run Nov. 11-14 at Sebring International Raceway. The weekend will also feature the rescheduled IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge—Alan Jay Automotive Network 120 and the IMSA Prototype Challenge season-ending races.

“The annual WeatherTech Night of Champions awards banquet will take place on Nov. 15 at the Seven Sebring Raceway Hotel. In addition, the season-ending Championship Awards for both the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge and IMSA Prototype Challenge will be held in conjunction with the Sebring race event weekend.

“Previously purchased 2020 admission tickets and parking will be honored at the above rescheduled Sebring International Raceway event.”

The announcement comes less than 24 hours after the World Endurance Championship cancelled its plans to run alongside IMSA on the Friday of the original Sebring weekend schedule.

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