FIM (International Motorcycle Federation) has announced on Thursday that the French MotoGP is going to be postponed to end of May due to the Novel Coronavirus pandemic ‘COVID-19’.
Earlier, this event was scheduled to take place during 15th to 17th of May at the Bugatti Circuit in Le Mans.
In a statement, FIM stated that, “Due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, the event at Le Mans has been postponed. The FIM, IRTA and Dorna Sports regret to announce the postponement of the Grand Prix de France, which was set to be held at the Bugatti Circuit in Le Mans from the 15th to the 17th of May. The ongoing coronavirus outbreak has obliged the event to be rescheduled”.
“As the situation remains in a state of constant evolution, new dates for the French GP and the recently-postponed Gran Premio de Espana cannot be confirmed until it becomes clearer when exactly it will be possible to hold the events. A revised calendar will be published as soon as available,” the statement added.
The coronavirus pandemic has forced the postponement and cancellation of many sporting tournaments around the globe, including the 2020 Tokyo Olympics too. On Wednesday itself Wimbledon was cancelled for the first time since World War II.
On a world stage, about 900,000 people have been found positive for the Novel Coronavirus, this virus was declared a ‘Pandemic’ by WHO on March 11th.