Aarhus street race postponed until 2021, pre-season test day moved
The organiser of the Classic Race Aarhus, hosting round two of the inaugural TCR Denmark series season, has announced that the street race will be postponed until next year following the coronavirus pandemic.
“It is with a heavy heart that we have to postpone the race until next year, but there were no further options for us,” said Poul Dalsgaard, director of Classic Race Aarhus.
“We searched every day for all other possibilities, but we could not defend to hold the race this year. The most important thing about the Classic Race Aarhus is the safety of our guests, drivers, partners, suppliers and not least our 1,000 fantastic volunteers.”
The race was planned to be held on May 16-17 as the second race weekend of the TCR Denmark season, following the Jyllandsringen season opener on May 2-3.
“We have full understanding of the current situation in which the world and motorsport are currently in, and it is regrettable that we received the news from Classic Race Aarhus that we will postpone the race to 2021,” said Martin Jensen, head of TCR Denmark.
“Therefore, we are currently working on find alternatives so that we can have an as attractive calendar as possible this year.”
The series organiser has also announced that the official pre-season test day, scheduled for April 1-2 at FDM Jyllandsringen, has been moved to April 16 due to the current lockdown of Denmark that recently was extended until April 13.
“As the circumstances are currently, we expect to run after Easter and host a test day at FDM Jyllandsringen on April 16,” said Jensen.