The 2020 season will always be the year with an asterisk next to the names of the eventual champions, to signify that this campaign will be very different to any of those that had come before. The outbreak of Covid-19 across the world has invariably had its impact on the calendar, the circuits and unfortunately some teams as well, which have been forced to either curtail their operations temporarily or, in some cases, permanently.
But with every downside, there’s an upside: the GT World Challenge Europe series – Europe’s leading GT competition – is about to kick-off properly with the opening round of the season at Imola in Italy. While lots of people hope that this year’s World Challenge will replicate the drama of the 2019 season, just going racing at all this month is a massive achievement in itself. But, the chances of this year being just as competitive and nail-biting as last season are very high indeed. We’re in for a treat.