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Below is the statement from the FIA Karting Championship authorities:

In light of global health concerns regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus), the organizer of this year’s FIA Karting World Championship – OK/Junior, scheduled to take place in Brazil from October 29th 1 November 1st, has made a proposal to the CIK-FIA to host the event at the Birigui circuit in São Paulo in 2021.

This decision is in the best interests of the teams and drivers, many of whom are based in Europe. The CIK-FIA is fully appreciative of the circumstances giving rise to this request, and the consideration shown to the competitors.

It is embarking on discussions with an alternative venue in Europe to host the 2020 edition, with the intention of working with the Brazilian organizer to see Birigui back on the calendar in 2021.

CIK-FIA President Felipe Massa commented: “We were all looking forward to the FIA Karting World Championship being held in Brazil this year but these difficult circumstances mean it is necessary to postpone Birigui to next year.”

“We must act in the best interests of the competitors and adapt accordingly. It is our absolute intention to bring it back to the calendar in 2021 and I for one cannot wait!”

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