COVID-19 has struck another major racing event, folks. The 2020 Asia Road Racing Championship (ARRC) season has been cancelled. Following concerns related to COVID-19 together with strict travel restrictions and lengthy quarantine procedures, series promoter Two Wheels Motor Racing (TWMR) has decided to cancel the remainder of the 2020 season.
According to Ron Hogg, Director of TWMR, “We have exhausted all possibilities to bring everyone together for at least a few more rounds to meet the minimum requirements to declare a 2020 champion. Regrettably, without any prospect of deregulation of immigration restriction on visitors in sight, we have had no choice but to declare the cancellation of the 2020 season. With no possibility of continuing the season, this effectively renders the 2020 Championship null and void and no champions will be declared for this year.”
“We extend our apologies and regrets to all the fans of Asian racing who have been looking forward to the rescheduled start of the series. We also extend our sincere apologies to the stakeholders involved, especially our sponsors and circuit partners. We thank everyone for their kind understanding and cooperation. Meanwhile, rest assured, Two Wheels Motor Racing is planning for a great season in 2021,” added Mr Hogg.
Stephan Carapiet, President FIM Asia, commented, “The cancellation of the 2020 FIM Asia Road Racing Championship is really very disappointing, but we must accept the decision of the different countries regarding the national laws for quarantine requirements that take into account the safety measures for the health of the population in general. In these difficult times, I want to thank all the efforts made by our promoter Two Wheels Motor Racing. Let’s look forward to a comeback in 2021. In the meantime, I hope everyone continues to stay safe.”