The Circuit Powerboat Association (CPA) has today announced that there will be no racing under their umbrella in Britain this year.
The CPA was set-up as the British authority for circuit racing by the British Power Boat Association (BPBA) in 2019 when the RYA announced that they would no longer act as the national authority for powerboat racing under the UIM.
Venue restrictions, officials & rescue, personnel concerns, operational issues, spectators and driver & team safety were all of the issues that the CPA looked at when attempting to run races in 2020.
In a release posted by the CPA today they concluded:
The extent of the discussion was far reaching and we looked at every possible angle to try and see a path way to be able to undertake some kindof racing in 2020.
Unfortunately, when looking at the various restrictions in place along with the possible racing events available before the end of our racing year, it was felt that we had no other option but to now suspend circuit racing until the start of the 2021 season.