The FIA WEC 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps, (re)scheduled for August 15th, is still set to go ahead as planned despite the Belgian government’s decision to prohibit large gatherings in the country until 31 August due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A WEC spokesperson told DSC that “as of today, nothing in our plans has changed. We are still planning to hold our race in August. We will know more in a couple of months and release more details then.”
DSC asked whether this implies that the race will run behind closed doors the spokesperson told DSC that it is “too early to say”.
This comes after the SRO announced that the 2020 running of the Spa 24 Hours is set to be postponed until later in the year in the wake of the aforementioned decision on large gatherings. A new set of dates has not been confirmed yet.
At present, there is no definition of a ‘large gathering’ from the Belgian government. This is likely why the FIA WEC has not changed its plans just yet.
The Brussels Times has written about this topic. Its article: “Lockdown: What is a mass event?” can be found HERE.