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IMSA postpones 12 Hours of Sebring to November because of COVID-19

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SEBRING, FL - MARCH 15: The #92 Porsche GT Team 911 RSR of Michael Christensen, and Kevin Estre in action at the start of the race on March 15, 2019 in Sebring, Florida. (Photo by James Moy Photography/Getty Images)

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IMSA announced Thursday that it will postpone next weekend’s races at Sebring International Raceway in Florida because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

The statement read, “IMSA has announced the postponement of the Twelve Hours of Sebring weekend, originally scheduled for March 18-21, due to the recent United States ban on travel from Europe, which will prevent a number of drivers, teams, and key personnel from participation.”

The Twelve Hours of Sebring weekend has been rescheduled for Nov. 11-14 and will serve as the season finale for the 2020 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, the sanctioning body said. Also to be run on that weekend is the rescheduled IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge and the IMSA Prototype Challenge season finales.

IMSA also announced that “previously purchased 2020 admission tickets and parking will be honored at the rescheduled Sebring International Raceway event.”

As a result of the postponement and rescheduling, the annual champions awards banquet will take place on Nov. 15 at the Seven Sebring Raceway Hotel.

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