British F3 and GT organisers SRO has announced the postponement of the second round of the 2009 season at Donington Park to a date later in the year.

The East Midlands circuit was due to play host to the two series' on the weekend of 25/26 April, but the event will now be moved to a date later in the year due to the current uncertainty surrounding racing at the venue following recent work to install a tunnel between McLeans and Coppice.

The decision to postpone the event comes a day after an SRO spokesman told Crash.net that the group was keen to retain a race at Donington rather than move the meeting elsewhere.

"The issues surrounding the problems at Donington are well known," SRO general manager Bernadette Fitzsimons said. "We have worked hard with Donington's management to find a solution, but with discussions between us, Donington, the FIA and the MSA not yet concluded, we must move to end the uncertainty.

"We are confident Donington will resolve its problems soon, and we look forward as always to visiting what is one of the country's top circuits and putting on a great show there."

A new date for the Donington Park meeting is set to be confirmed in the coming days.