Following news that the opening round of the MotoGP premier class has been cancelled, new reports suggest that the second round has been postponed indefinitely.
Thai publication Bangkok Post has said that the Buriram Grand Prix which was scheduled to take place from March 20-22, has been suspended due to the possible spread of coronavirus.
According to Thailand deputy prime minister and public health minister Anutin Charnvirakul, the event has been postponed until the coronavirus outbreak has abated.
“It is necessary for us to postpone the Thailand Grand Prix 2020 in Buriram scheduled for late March for an indefinite period since Covid-19 has been declared a dangerous communicable disease which has sent a world-wide impact,” he said.
“This is to reflect the government’s seriousness in tackling the problem.”
The MotoGP class will not run at the first round in Qatar due to travel restrictions affecting passengers from Italy, however, Moto2 and Moto3 proceedings will go ahead.
Spencer has a keen eye for hard news, and does some of his best living on deadline day. He loves more than anything to travel on his motorcycle, and is adamant that Melbourne Bitter is a world-class lager. He also knows how to operate the big computery thing in the office. By night, Spencer plays guitar with Melbourne punk outfit LOUTS.