For the first time in over 70 years, the motorcycle drivers for the World Cup are not coming to Great Britain. The British grand prix at Silverstone is canceled and the Australian Grand Prix at Phillip Island has also been canceled due to the corona crisis. The organization of the World Championship road race is still working on a new calendar for this season.
In March, racing was still in Qatar by the drivers from Moto2 and Moto3. The king class MotoGP did not go through there. All subsequent races have been canceled or postponed. For example, the TT of Assen, which would be held on June 28, is canceled this year. The GPs of Great Britain (scheduled for August 30) and Australia (October 25) will also not be included in the new race calendar for 2020 that is still in the works. “We’re asking for patience, we’re waiting for the situation to improve,” said director Carmelo Ezpeleta of MotoGP organizer Dorna Sports.
The British GP at Silverstone was canceled two years ago, when it was too dangerous to go on track due to heavy rainfall.