MotoGP have confirmed that the second round of the 2020 season in Thailand has been indefinitely postponed due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.
The news follows the cancellation of the season opener in Qatar which was cancelled for the same reasons, although the Moto2 and Moto3 classes will go ahead as originally scheduled.
Series promoter Dorna and the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) released a statement reading…
“Due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, the decision has been taken to postpone the Thai GP.
“As the global outbreak of coronavirus continues to develop, the Thai government has communicated that it won’t be possible to hold the OR Thailand Grand Prix on its original date. The FIM, IRTA and Dorna therefore regret to announce that the event, due to be held on the 22nd of March in Buriram, has been postponed.
“The FIM, IRTA and Dorna are currently evaluating if an alternative date is possible for the event later this season. Further updates will be published as soon as available.”
As a result of the cancellation / postponement of the Qatar and Thailand races, the MotoGP season is now scheduled to begin at the Circuit of the America in Austin, Texas on April 3-5.