Dear drivers and team members,
Life is completely controlled by the corona crisis, with all its consequences, including canceling the racing events that we were all looking forward to. The event at Hockenheim and the Historic Zandvoort Trophy (23-24 May 2020) are both canceled. Unfortunately, the latest news is that the Spa Summer Classic (26/28 June 2020) is also canceled. Not unexpected and a sensible decision in view of the uncertain circumstances.
In our previous post, we were still thinking about 6 races, but it is clear that we cannot achieve that ambition. The earliest that the season will start now will be at the Zolder circuit (10-12 July 2020), although that is also uncertain. As it stands, Gamma Racing Day (August 7-9, 2020) will continue, as will the event at Le Mans (October 16-18, 2020). And maybe we will find alternatives for Hockenheim and the HZT, time will tell….
Behind the scenes, a lot of work is being done to draw up protocols and measures that should make it possible to participate safely in race events in the one and a half meter society. For example: digital driver briefings, no spectators, limited number of members per team, as far apart as possible on the paddocks, etc.
We expect to get more clarity in the coming weeks about the course of the 2020 season and whether or not the event at Zolder will continue in particular. Then we will inform you about the continuation of the season, both financially and in terms of planning the remaining races. We will stay very closely connect with you all.
We continue to hope that normal life can be resumed soon and that we can drive a few more beautiful NKHTGT races in the second half of 2020.
For now: stay healthy and hopefully until very soon!
With kind regards, on behalf of the entire board,
Bert Mets – chairman NKHTGT