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The news that the season-opening Qatar Grand Prix was to be cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak – before it reached the horrifying pandemic status in the ensuing weeks – seems like ancient history now. By now, MotoGP should be well on its way towards its sixth round at Le Mans following an enthralling Spanish GP at Jerez.
Instead, MotoGP remains on pause until at least July, following the recent cancellation of the Dutch, German and Finnish GPs to go along with the other postponements.
Last month, Carmelo Ezpeleta, CEO of MotoGP promoters Dorna Sports, suggested MotoGP was still on course to hit its scheduled Czech and Austrian GPs on 9 and 16 August. Ezpeleta was “optimistic” of this schedule, as MotoGP began work on its contingencies to get some sort of a season in – a 10-12-round schedule the mooted number, most of which held behind closed doors.
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