News 29 Apr 2020

German, Dutch and Finnish MotoGP rounds cancelled

Assen absent from grand prix calendar for the first time in history.

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MotoGP organisers have announced the cancellation of the German, Dutch and Finnish rounds of the 2020 world championship due to coronavirus.

Germany was due to host the Sachsenring event on 19-21 June, while Assen was scheduled for 26-28 June and the new KymiRing was slated to debut on 10-12 July.

“It is with great sadness that we announce the cancellation of these three important grands prix on the MotoGP calendar,” stated Carmelo Ezpeleta, CEO of Dorna Sports.

“The German GP is raced on a truly unique track with an incredible history and the KymiRing is an exciting new venue set to welcome grand prix motorcycle racing back to Finland for the first time since 1982.

“And the iconic TT Circuit Assen had the unique honour of being the only venue to have held a round of the motorcycle racing grand prix world championship every year, uninterrupted, since the championship began in 1949.

“On behalf of Dorna I would like to thank all the fans for their understanding and patience as we wait for the situation to improve.

“We very much look forward to returning to the Sachsenring and the TT Circuit Assen in 2021 and eagerly await the grand prix debut of the new KymiRing next season.”

The cancellation of these events also obliges the cancellation of the corresponding FIM Enel MotoE World Cup, Northern Talent Cup and FIM Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup track activity at the same events.