Superleague Formula Series’ two scheduled rounds in Brazil this October will no longer go ahead after the championship received news from circuit bosses that Goiânia will not be ready to host its event.
Goiânia had been expected to hold the third round of the nations cup series on 8/9 October but the FIA-sanctioned championship has since been notified that the planned resurfacing of its 2.37-mile layout will not be completed in time.
With time now too short to arrange a replacement venue, Superleague Formula has taken the difficult decision to cancel both its 2011 South American dates, the second of which was scheduled to take place on October 15/16.
Competitions Director Robin Webb: “Unfortunately time has run out for us to commit to transporting the cars and equipment across the Atlantic. For a European-based operation it is simply too much of a risk to send everything there without being wholly confident Goiânia is ready to hold a race. It’s also unfair on our teams and drivers who have understandably been seeking our assurances on this matter. I know our colleagues in Brazil are as frustrated as I am but realistically there was no other satisfactory decision we could consider. I want to make it clear however that this has in no way affected the chances of hosting a race next season.”