A bit sad news from the people behind the IAME Series Asia. With less than 2 months left in the year, they’ve now decided to cancel the 2020 championship once and for all. As expected, they were forced to do so due to the COVID-19 pandemic, putting the health and safety of all participants at top priority. On top of that, travel bans implemented by various countries is making it near impossible to stage any races in this part of the world.
There were 6 rounds originally scheduled in this year’s championship. Although they did manage to squeeze the season opener in Indonesia back in February, the subsequent events in Thailand and Malaysia were postponed indefinitely.
In a statement, the organizes expressed that: “IAME Series Asia is a race that is close to our heart and we were all very much looking forward to yet another extraordinary and exciting weekend of kart racing.
“The COVID-19 has been extremely challenging on all fronts. In these challenging times that are changing every day, we have to look out for each other and stand together to overcome this pandemic. Ultimately, the health and safety of our drivers, teams, contractors, partners, crew, and those who are closest to us – which includes you, our community, is our number one priority and we’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their unwavering support thus far.”
We’re keeping our fingers crossed that the series will push through in 2021. However, they did admit that they’re still monitoring the situation for a possible return.