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MotoGP Championship develops alternative calendar

US, WASHINGTON (NEWS OBSERVATORY) — The US Grand Prix as part of the MotoGP World Motorcycle Racing Championship will not take place on schedule and it is not yet known how long the American stage will move.

The management of the series is considering the possibility of holding two or more races in one racing weekend.

“The chance that the US Grand Prix will be held on April 5 is very small,” Autosport.Com quotes the head of the International Motorcycle Federation, Jorge Viegas . “We are working to find an alternative date for the race in Austin. But so far the events are developing like this quickly that I can’t say anything else.”

An emergency was announced recently in American Austin because of the threat of the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19, and Italy, the most widely represented in MotoGP, has expanded restrictive measures throughout the country. Under the contract, MotoGP must conduct at least 13 stages per season and Viegas is sure that this is possible:

“Today I am convinced that there will be more than 13 races in the championship. If we have to carry out the stages in January, we will go for it. We can also do two Grand Prix at one weekend or hold races without spectators.

All this is possible if there will be no other solutions. In the current situation, nothing is ruled out, “said the FIM President.

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