The International Motorcycle Federation and rights-owned company Dorna Sports announce the cancellation of the Grand Prix stages of the World Championships in Germany, the Netherlands, and Finland.
MotoGP and the company Dorna Sports, which owns the rights to MotoGP, announced on Wednesday the cancellation of the Grand Prix stages of the World Championships in Germany, the Netherlands, and Finland scheduled for June and July due to the new Coronavirus.
“We are very sad to announce the cancellation of three Grand Prix races on the Moto GB calendar,” said Moto GP CEO Carmelo Ispelita in a statement.
The German Grand Prix was to take place from 19 to 21 June on the Chassingring circuit, and the Dutch Racing on the Essen circuit from 28 to 28, while the first version of the Finnish race was scheduled from 10 to 12 July on the Kimi Ring. .
These countries have prevented large gatherings to fight the epidemic of the Coronavirus.
The Qatar Grand Prix tournament was scheduled to start on March 8th, but Lusail Circuit only embraced the Moto 2 and Moto 3 races after the International Motorcycle Federation decided to cancel the Class 1 race due to the “Coved 19” virus and the restrictions imposed on it. With passaging time about the movement of travel.
Thailand, the United States, Argentina, Spain, France, Italy, and Catalonia were also reported.
The next race on the calendar is scheduled for Brno, Czech Republic, on August 9.
Ispelita had expressed optimism about the possibility of organizing seasonal races from July to November, after the date initially scheduled for last March.
Ispelita made the remarks in an interview with the British sports network “PT,” and was published by social networking sites linked to MotoGB. “The most optimistic is to start the season at the end of July. For the moment, we are optimistic about the possibility of organizing a season from July to November,” he said.
But he stressed that things are linked to two factors: the approval of countries to organize Grand Prix races and the possibility of traveling from one country to another in the light of the epidemic of the coronavirus.
The official revealed the possibility of running two races on one circuit before heading to another circuit. ”
He concluded: “We are working with the teams to determine the maximum number of people that can be in the barn, about 1,300 people so that we can do full exams.”