The Sachsenring will not be able to keep its place as the delayed 2020 MotoGP season-opener on June 21 as the venue has requested a new date.
An announcement by the German government has meant that the nationwide ban on mass gatherings has been extended until August 31.
The recent development means that the German Grand Prix which was pencilled in to host a belated season-opener will not be able to go ahead. As such, event organisers ADAC have requested to MotoGP rights holder Dorna to reschedule the round for a later date/
“We are in talks with the MotoGP rights holder Dorna and with the responsible authorities to find a new date for the motorcycle Grand Prix at the Sachsenring,” read ADAC’s statement.
“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.”
The German Grand Prix was the third most attended race last year with over 201,000 fans making the annual pilgrimage to the Sachsenring.
Thus, the round becomes the ninth MotoGP venue to be either postponed or cancelled, putting the Dutch Grand Prix from Assen slated for June 28 as the new provisional season-opener.