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12 Hours of Sebring Postponed Until November

The 12 Hours of Sebring will be postponed amid the COVID-19, also known as coronavirus, IMSA announced Thursday, March 12.

The event, which was originally scheduled for March 18-21 at Sebring International Raceway, has been rescheduled for Nov. 11-14. Because of the change, the 2020 IMSA champion will be crowned at Sebring, as it has become the season finale for the series.

In addition to the grand prix, the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge and the IMSA Prototype Challenge have been moved to the same weekend in November.

“The [event] has been postponed due to the recent United States travel ban on Europe,” an IMSA release stated. “[This] will prevent a number of drivers, teams, and key personnel from participating.”

The postponement is the third high profile motorsports related event in Florida to be affected by the virus, joining IndyCar’s Grand Prix of St. Petersburg and NASCAR’s Dixie Vodka 400.

A time table for the resumption of IMSA events was not given in Thursday’s announcement.

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