Dorna has just announced that there will be no racing at Sachsenring, Assen and KymiRing in 2020, as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.
The Grand Prix Deutschland was set to take place at the Sachsenring across the 19-21 June, the TT Assen at the TT Circuit Assen was scheduled for the 26-28 June, and the Grand Prix of Finland at the new KymiRing circuit was set to make its MotoGP debut over the 10-12 July. But as a result of the ongoing coronavirus crisis, Dorna Sports has taken the tough decision to cancel the three races for the 2020 MotoGP race season.
In a statement, Carmelo Ezpeleta, CEO of Dorna Sports said: “It is with great sadness that we announce the cancellation of these three important Grands Prix on the MotoGP calendar. The German GP is raced on a truly unique track with an incredible history, and the KymiRing is an exciting new venue set to welcome Grand Prix motorcycle racing back to Finland for the first time since 1982. And the iconic TT Circuit Assen had the unique honour of being the only venue to have held a round of the motorcycle racing Grand Prix World Championship every year, uninterrupted, since the Championship began in 1949.
“On behalf of Dorna I would like to thank all the fans for their understanding and patience as we wait for the situation to improve. We very much look forward to returning to the Sachsenring and the TT Circuit Assen in 2021, and eagerly await the Grand Prix debut of the new KymiRing next season.”
That means the next race on the MotoGP schedule is Czech GP at the Brno circuit, which is currently set to kick off on 9 August. Dorna will surely be hoping that it can get racing underway by then, but at this stage, there’s no guarantee.
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