October date for 24 Hours of Spa

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The 2020 edition of the 24 Hours of Spa will be held in October, organizers have confirmed.

This year’s event will instead be held across October 24/25, a move that comes in response to the Belgian Government extending a ban on mass gatherings until August 31.

“The marquee round of GT World Challenge Europe Powered by AWS and Intercontinental GT Challenge Powered by Pirelli was originally scheduled to run on 23-26 July," organizers confirmed in a statement.

“However, with large gatherings prohibited in Belgium until the end of August due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it will now be staged in October for the first time since its inception in 1924.

“Moving the main event back by three months will ensure that the logistical and organizational challenges posed by the Total 24 Hours of Spa can be met, while the new date will also create a unique visual spectacle in the Ardennes.

“Running in autumn will mean fewer daylight hours at the circuit, adding further night running and increasing the sporting challenge faced by competitors."

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