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Coronavirus postpones Super Formula season-opener

Baku, March 2, AZERTAC

Super Formula's 2020 season-opening round at Suzuka has been postponed due to the coronavirus epidemic, it was announced on Monday, according to Autosport.

Suzuka was due to host the first round of the 2020 campaign on April 5, with Super Formula sharing the bill with the All-Japan Superbike Championship.

But the spread of the COVID-19 virus has put the event on indefinite hiatus.

The first round of the new Super Taikyu season at Suzuka, scheduled for March 21-22, will not go ahead either, it was announced by track owner Mobilityland.

They become the latest motorsport events to have been disrupted by the outbreak, with Formula 1's Chinese Grand Prix, Formula E's Sanya E-Prix and the first MotoGP race of the season in Qatar having all suffered similar fates.

Additionally, the two-day pre-season Super Formula test that was due to take place at Suzuka on March 9-10 has been cancelled.

The 'Motorsports Fan Appreciation Day' event scheduled for the two days prior to the test has already been called off.

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