Because of the Coronavirus outbreak, there are numbers of MotoGP’s races canceled or postponed. On Thursday MotoGP officially announced to postpone the French Grand Prix 2020.
MotoGP has not yet started a premier-class race in 2020 after the season opener in Qatar was canceled a week earlier last week due to COVID-19's stricter travel measures in the country.
MotoGP promoters Dorna Sports and the FIM governing body were postponed all following rounds in Thailand, America, Argentina, and Spain as the virus spread in all over the world.
The ACO declared a month ago that this year’s 24-hour Le Mans car race was postponed from June to September. The typeface for the MotoGP race at Le Mans was hung on the wall from May 15th to 17th.
It was expected from organizers that they will take the decision to start the race at the beginning of April. On Friday morning the new decision was confirmed.
With the delay of Spanish GP which takes place on 3 May 2020 in Jerez, the revised schedule was not released yet because of the fluid nature of the COVID-19 pandemic.
FIM Said in a statement: The IRTA, FIM and Dorna Sports disappointed to declare the delay of the SHARK Helmets Grand Prix de France, which scheduled to take place at the Bugatti Circuit in Le Mans from 15th to 17th.
The continue flare-up of the coronavirus has necessitated a postponement of the event.
As the circumstance is constantly evolving, new dates for the French Grand Prix and the currently delayed Red Bull Grand Prix of Spain can only be confirmed when it becomes clear when exactly the events can take place.
The modified schedule MotoGP 2020 will be soon available.
Previously, Dorna had committed to run all 19 races in an updated schedule. Ideas for two race weekends and the season up to January were discussed. Note: Qatar GP will not be rescheduled because of major track work to be done later this year.
Though, it shows that Dorna has tranquil this methodology and is believed to want to run significantly fewer laps and avoid expanding the battle to '21.
Authoritatively, Dorna needs to run 13 races; however, the exceptionality of the present circumstance probably allows flexibility.
The Italian GP which held at the end of May will also be delayed, but the official confirmation is still pending.