Coronvirus Outbreak: MotoGP further delayed as German GP organisers seek postponement due to government restrictions

The German government and regional state governors agreed this week, however, to extend a ban on big events until the end of August

Reuters April 17, 2020 21:00:20 IST
Coronvirus Outbreak: MotoGP further delayed as German GP organisers seek postponement due to government restrictions

The start of the MotoGP season has been pushed back further into the European summer after German Grand Prix organisers sought a postponement due to extended restrictions on major events as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Coronvirus Outbreak MotoGP further delayed as German GP organisers seek postponement due to government restrictions

Representational image. Reuters

The race at the Sachsenring in eastern Germany was scheduled for 21 June and was the first race on a calendar ravaged by postponements.

The German government and regional state governors agreed this week, however, to extend a ban on big events until the end of August.

Organisers ADAC said in a statement that they were in discussions with MotoGP’s commercial rights holders Dorna to find a new date.

“The health of fans and everyone involved is always the top priority. The purchased tickets remain valid for the new date. We ask our loyal fans for some patience,” said ADAC.

The next race after Germany is the Dutch TT at Assen on 28 June, which is also uncertain, followed by Finland on 12 July. MotoGP has said already that it is working on a revised calendar.

Click here to follow LIVE updates on coronavirus outbreak

Updated Date:

also read

Firstpost Explains: Two golds? Two silvers? How COVID-19 could make hockey event at Tokyo 2020 an unusual affair
Sports

Firstpost Explains: Two golds? Two silvers? How COVID-19 could make hockey event at Tokyo 2020 an unusual affair

Two golds in hockey at Tokyo 2020? Two silvers? Firstpost Explains how COVID-19 could make the hockey tournament at Tokyo Olympics an unusual affair

COVID-19: India records 39,097 new cases in last 24 hrs, takes total to 3.1 crore; recovery rate at 97,3%
India

COVID-19: India records 39,097 new cases in last 24 hrs, takes total to 3.1 crore; recovery rate at 97,3%

India's total toll due to the coroanvirus rose to 4,20,016 with 546 more deaths since Friday. The number of active cases went up by 3,464 to 4,08,977.

'Come together to defeat BJP': Mamata Banerjee discusses Oppn unity, Pegasus row with Sonia and Rahul
Politics

'Come together to defeat BJP': Mamata Banerjee discusses Oppn unity, Pegasus row with Sonia and Rahul

Banerjee's visit during the ongoing Parliament's Monsoon Session assumes increased significance with the Opposition cornering the Centre on price rise, increasing cost of fuel and COVID-19 pandemic