Sepang International Circuit (SIC) regret to announce the cancellation for the 12th edition of the Sepang 1000KM Endurance Race (S1K) 2020 due to Current Movement Control Order (CMCO) and tighter SOPs for sporting events.
Originally, S1K was scheduled to take place on 27 November to 29 November 2020. Since 2009, year-on-year, S1K forms one of the biggest grid line-ups for a National Championship race. Last year, S1K recorded the highest entry with a total of 70 cars on-grid competing in two different classes; M Production and S Production classes.
The recent outbreak spread has shown a significant spike of Covid-19 cases which led to the implementation of CMCO in affected areas such as Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, and Putrajaya from 14 October to 9 November 2020.
SIC takes serious attention pertaining to public health and safety. As a responsible company and venue provider for motorsports activities and events, we are working closely with the National Security Council (MKN), Ministry of Health (MOH), Ministry of Youth and Sports (KBS) and the Motorsports Association of Malaysia (MAM) to curb the spread of Covid-19.
S1K involves more than the permitted number of participants allowed by the government, which includes the race officials, crews and teams. As such, SIC had to take the decision to cancel the 2020 race to prevent the risk and spread of Covid-19 virus which had also caused the cancellation of the Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix this year.
SIC would like to thank the continuous support and understanding given by the Ministry of Youth and Sports, official partners and the teams who have geared up for the continuation of the National Championship. SIC urges everyone to be safe and follow the SOP guidelines at all times. We hope to come back in action with the S1K next year.