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Many motorsport events around the globe have been canceled or the dates have been postponed in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, and the lock down that has followed, globe over.
According to MotoMatters, the 2020 MotoGP season is also expected to extend as Germany and Netherlands have put a ban on all large-scale events until the end of August due to the global pandemic. The opening round of the 2020 MotoGP was at Sachsenring, which was scheduled for June 21 and the following round at Assen, scheduled for June 28 are likely to be postponed until the end of August.
On the other hand, the German motorcycle Grand Prix along with the Dutch TT have also listed races (two rounds in Spain, France, and the Italian Grand Prix) that have been postponed. However, the three races that have got revised dates are the Thailand Grand Prix, Grand Prix of The Americas and the Argentine Grand Prix, which will take place on October 4, November 15 and November 22 respectively.
In other news, MotoGP also introduced the #StayAtHomeGP in order to keep the teams and fans around the globe entertained. How did this work? The racers competed against each other via the multiplayer mode in the MotoGP 19 video game.
The race was scheduled for March 29 at 06:30 pm IST and the track selected for the race was the Autodromo del Mugello and the riders had six laps to compete with each other. The racers also got a five minute qualifying time attack for grid positions and the fastest qualifying time was set by Fabio Quartararo at 1:44:115 minutes. However, the race started with Repsol Honda's Alex Marquez taking the lead on the first corner and he maintained that till the end, gaining victory.
This live race was broadcast across motgp.com, esport.motogp.com, selected television broadcasters, YouTube (via the MotoGP and MotoGP eSport channels), MotoGP eSport Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook (via MotoGP and MotoGP eSport pages).
Thoughts About The Delay In The 2020 MotoGP Season
Since there is a huge crowd gathering during the motorsport events, the races have been delayed. Fans across the globe must be upset, but this decision has been taken to safeguard everyone from the COVID-19 pandemic.