32 MotoGP races cancelled due to Wuhan corona-virus

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The second MotoGP race of the season, scheduled this month in Thailand, has been cancelled (postponed indefinitely) due to corona-virus.

Decision to cancel March 22 race in Buriram comes just a day after the season-opening Qatar GP was cancelled due to travel restrictions.

MotoGP is heavily dependent on Italian teams, riders and personnel, and Italy is suffering largest virus outbreak in Europe.

Given the current trajectory of the outbreak and likely global pandemic status, we might see most if not all motorsports events cancelled this year.

Other sports leagues are suffering similar fate - United Arab Emirates cycling tour was cut short last week and Japan's Tokyo marathon, which used to be one of the largest in world with over 30000 runners, only saw couple hundred elite runners participating in deserted city streets.

5m ago by FastestLaps
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SpeedKing  4m ago

Well after all the conflicting reports and confusion the Australian F1 GP has now officially been cancelled after the chairman said this morning that it was going ahead!?


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SpeedKing  4m ago

Contrary to media reports the Australian F1 GP is going ahead according to the chairman Paul Little...


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SpeedKing  5m ago

Fortunately the Australian F1 GP is going ahead with Ferrari's crew members given an exemption from travel bans. Good to see that both the Aussie and Italian authorities have displayed some commonsense...


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FastestLaps  5m ago

Latest news: Bahrain Formula 1 GP will be held without spectators.

That's good for the sake of spectators, but what about all the personnel of teams that still need to fly on airplanes and congregate on starting grid etc...


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