LONDON (Reuters) – This year, UK and Australian MotoGP races were canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers said on Friday.
FILE PHOTO: MotoGP – British Grand Prix – Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone, England – August 25, 2019 Alex Ecstar Suzuki Ecstar racing team acting in REUTERS / David Klein race
The British Grand Prix was scheduled for Silverstone on August 30 while the Australian round took place on Phillip Island on October 25.
The season has not been carried out yet after the opening of the Qatar Grand Prix, which was canceled in March when the coronavirus novel ceased to sport in the world.
Races in Germany, Finland and the Netherlands that will be held in June-July have also been removed from the revision schedule.
In a statement, Jac Carmelo Ezpeleta, executive director of Dorna franchise owner, said that for a long time, we were sad to announce the cancellation of the event. this statue. .
Silverstone's chief executive, Stuart Pringle, said they had no choice but to cancel the event despite putting it into operation many months behind the scenes to make sure it was ahead.
"Logistics restrictions in the current situation, combined with the shortened and reorganized MotoGP calendar have caused the cancellation of the event," Pringle said in a statement. here
Australia has yet to open an international border while people travel to the United States …
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