The Sri Lanka Military Academy of Diyatalawa has taken steps to postponed the 28th Fox Hill Super-cross 2020 indefinitely due to the outbreak of corona virus.
The event was to be held on 18th and 19th of April at the Fox Hill track, under the direction of the Sri Lanka Automobile Association and the Sri Lanka Motorcycle Federation.
The Commander of the Military Academy, Brigadier AKJKU Gunaratne confirmed to Motor Sports Network that the decision to postpone the event has been taken and did not indicate of a possible date in the near future.
Speaking further Mr. Gunaratne said that the decision was taken after consultation with senior army officers as the situation in the country is not suitable for such an event.
“After the Corona pandemic settles down, we hope to fix a new date to host the Fox Hill Super-cross as the first Super-cross event this year.” He further stated.
Earlier when Motor Sports Network inquired about the event from the Sri Lanka Automobile Association and the Sri Lanka Motorcycle Federation, they said that the final decision of holding or postponing the competition will be made by the Military Academy of Diyatalawa.
The Fox Hill Super Cross, which took place last year (2019), had to be halted due to the Easter Sunday attacks. By the time the event was called off, 17 out of the 24 events had already ended.
As there were not enough competitions to choose the best driver and the best driver at that time, there was no championship award for the best athletes.
Aravinda Premadasa has won the greatest number of Best Driver awards at the Fox Hill Super-cross Tournament so far by claiming the title on 10 occasions. He has won the championship seven times in a row from 2004 to 2010.
Gayan Sandaruwan has become the best rider at Fox Hill Super-cross most times and he has claimed the title on 6 times (2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2012).
After becoming once Best Rider (2007) and Twice Best Driver (2011 and 2012), Pasindu Peiris holds a special record in Fox Hill Super-cross history.