The WEC Sebring 1000-Mile Race Has Been Canceled Due to Europe-U.S. Travel Ban

The World Endurance Championship announced early Thursday it has canceled the its upcoming Sebring 1000-mile race, originally set to take place March 20. The announcement comes following America’s decision to issue a 30-day travel ban on all non-U.S. citizens traveling from Europe into the country.

The 1000 Miles of Sebring was supposed to take place the same weekend as the famed IMSA-sanctioned 12-Hour. So far, that race is still set to go on as scheduled. From the WEC’s announcement:

“This decision was not made lightly,” said WEC CEO Gerard Neveu in a statement. “Our teams and officials place great value on racing at Sebring in front of its enthusiastic and knowledgeable fans. While this cancelation has been forced upon us because of the travel restrictions from Europe to USA, WEC remains committed at all times to the health and welfare of its teams, officials and race fans. Further, the quality of every aspect of a WEC race event is at the heart of everything that we do and will never be compromised.”

The WEC has also canceled testing sessions at Sebring originally set to take place on March 14 and 15. The sanctioning body said its top priority now is organizing the return of cars and equipment currently located at Sebring, back to Europe.

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