The organization of MotoGP World Championship has announced this Friday the cancellation of the Grand Prix of Great Britain and Australia planned for 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. In this way, neither of them will be celebrated in this atypical season.
Silverstone It was to host the British Grand Prix from August 28-30. Not being able to celebrate the race weekend, it will be the first time that the MotoGP World Championship has not set foot on British soil for the first time in more than seventy years of history. With the suspension of the races in the main categories, the British Talent Cup scheduled for the same event will not be held either.
While, Phillip Island Like every year, it was going to host one of the last events on the calendar at an Australian Grand Prix scheduled for 2020 between October 23 and 25. Thus falls a circuit that has been hosting the World Cup continuously since 1997.
“We are sad to announce the cancellation of these iconic events after not having been able to find logistical formulas to be able to celebrate them because of the pandemic ”, he lamented Carmelo Ezpeleta. “I want to thank the two organizations for their understanding and their patience,” he announced.
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Cancellations by Great Britain and Australia join those of Qatar, Germany, the Netherlands and Finland. France, Italy and Catalonia do want a gap to be found in the calendar once it can be drawn up. Jerez, in principle, is called to host the start of the World Cup with the Spanish Grand Prix on July 19 and with the Andalusian Grand Prix on July 26.