The FIA World Motor Sport Council has approved GT promoter Stephane Ratel's request for the 2010 FIA GT2 European Championship to be called off.
GT2 previously ran as a class within the FIA GT Championship alongside GT1, but with the formation of the new GT1 World Championship this year, Ratel had intended for GT2 to become a standalone series.
However, a lack of entries forced this plan to be called off for 2010, although the series is only postponed at present and the FIA hopes it will be revived in 2011. For this year, a one-off GT2 European Cup is set to be run within the Spa 24 Hours instead.
In the wake of news of FIA GT2's postponement, Le Mans organizer the Automobile Club de l'Ouest issued a statement insisting the class was an important part of the 24 Hours and the ACO's affiliated worldwide championships.
Ratel has previously denied that the plan to stipulate a pro-am driver pairing format in FIA GT2 was behind the series' troubles. Leading teams AF Corse and CRS decided to switch to the Le Mans Series earlier this year.
"If we had left it as it was, we would have had 11 cars like last year," Ratel told AUTOSPORT. "We knew our plan would lose us some cars, but we thought it would bring in others."