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2020 Championship Season Suspended - AMRS Announcement   
Story By: Administrator  Date: 27/03/2020 at 10:45:47 AM 
With the national and global situation with the COVID-19 virus escalating exponentially, the 2020 Australian Formula 3 Championship season is suspended, effective immediately in line with the AMRS statement this week:

To all our competitors, officials and category managers,

It is with a heavy heart that we have made the decision not to proceed with Round 2 of the AMRS at Morgan Park on 3-5 April, 2020. Last week, we were committed to running the race meeting with strict measures in place to reduce the risk of spreading infection.

However, since then, the national and global situation with the COVID-19 virus has escalated exponentially. With ever-increasing State and Federal Government regulations to enforce social distancing, along with directives to avoid all non-essential interstate travel, we have come to the determination that it is simply not practical to conduct a national-level race meeting in the current environment.

We have taken the difficult decision not to proceed with Round 2 at Morgan Park and with similar travel restrictions likely to jeopardise Round 3 at Tailem Bend on 29-31 May, we announce the 2020 AMRS season is suspended, effective immediately.

This decision has not been made lightly, and we greatly appreciate the support of the competitors, categories and officials who had committed to attending the race meeting. All competitors who have entered the race meeting will obviously be entitled to a full refund.
We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused to any of our customers, and we thank you for your co-operation during these difficult circumstances.

In the coming days, weeks and months, we will be continuously monitoring conditions across the country, with the objective of resuming AMRS competition once the threat posed by COVID-19 has passed. Our aim is to press ahead with AMRS rounds scheduled for later in 2020, and we are open to explore the possibility of rescheduling the abandoned rounds, based on category interest, commitment and circuit availability.

COVID-19 has presented a situation never seen before by the motorsport industry; indeed, it will have massive and lasting impacts on Australian society. Our decision to abandon events is not one taken lightly, but we feel it is the only responsible course of action based on the seriousness of the virus and the need for all members of the public to exercise responsible social distancing.
We thank you for your co-operation during this period.

Kind regards,

Matt Baragwanath
AMRS Series Manager

Teams will now go into a holding pattern focusing on their and their families health and well-being. "We will continue monitor the situation closely along with the AMRS" category manager Ian Richards said. "Above all the safety of our teams and the community are of paramount importance."

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