GTR24H stance on COVID-19

No illness or virus is to be taken lightly. It is always a serious issue when someone’s health is at risk, no matter the severity. And although the COVID-19 virus has proven to be a mild type of influenza virus when compared to SARS or MERS, it is always best to be prepared and know what actions to take.

Therefore GTR24H will follow the guidelines from the Danish authorities, the Danish National Board of Health in particular. And we will react as they decree. There are already special laws prepared in Denmark, that govern how both private and government organizations should react in case of epidemics. So far Denmark has not activated any of these laws, but all government organizations have received guidelines on how their daily business routines should be changed to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

In the laws, there are several levels. Some prevent events with a certain number of participants. Some prevent public gatherings of more than 10 people and at the most extreme border will be closed. We will follow the guidelines to the point and take the necessary precautions.

If big events are prohibited, we will close the doors to spectators. If public gatherings are prohibited we will execute the event as an online race.

The current state as of today 6th of March is that the Danish National Board of Health advises cancelling all events with over 1.000 people. This means that if the final round in Viborg was this weekend, it would be closed to spectators, but not cancelled. There are 230 days to the main event so this could change many times before then and hopefully, this information will become completely irrelevant before October.

About The Author

Peter Munkholm
When John Nielsen won Le Mans 24-Hours in 1990, Peter was hooked with motorsports. He started sim racing on his uncles PC with Formula One Grand Prix by Geoff Crammond in 1992. Then progressed through IndyCar Simulator and IndyCar Simulator 2 on his Amiga 500+. When he bought his own PC in 1994 and a Microsoft Sidewinder Force Feedback Pro Joystick he was already deeply in love with sim racing. His first skirmish with light modding was a Pernod Anis blue, white, and red skin for IndyCar Racing 2. He was hooked! But sim racing really kicked off for Peter with Sports Car GT in 1999. And with internet access and what felt like an ocean of mods. Sports Car GT and the F1 simulators with endurance racing mods swallowed most of his spare time. Then the GTR mod for F1 2003 arrived on the scene, from some Swedish dudes who called themselves SIMBIN. That would change everything! Right about then was also when Logitech steering wheels reach a state of useful. So when the GTR game officially released Peter bought a Formula Force GP wheel the same day, went home and founded the Danish Grand Touring League (DGTL). In 2006 the first LAN event was held. This became GTR24H in 2007. As they say. The rest is history!
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