Monday, March 16, 2020

MOTO GP: When Will the 2020 Season Begin?

By now, for those of you who actively follow MotoGP, then Yuhs already know that the 2020 Season's first Two Rounds have been Cancelled, i.e.; Qatar and Thailand, albeit the latter may be in the "Postponed" Colum? A la the Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix supposedly is. And apparently has been pushed to early October instead.

And although the FIM and Dorna have published a revised 2020 MotoGP Calendar proclaiming that the Championship will begin now on April 5th at the Circuit Of The Americas in Austin.

One must wonder if the Race will occur after the City of Austin just Cancelled its hugely popular and lucrative South By Southwest (SXSW) Festival for the first time in 34yrs due to concerns of the influx of International Travelers that would be attending this yearly event.

Having just learn that Austin's Travis County has Declared a State of Emergency calling for All Public Events of over 2,500 People to be Cancelled on a Case-by-Case basis...

As I know it's Not the most important thing regarding this serious Health issue affecting the entire Globe. But a side effect that will probably go unnoticed is the Harmful financial effects it imposes upon the Sport's Unheralded Competitors...

MotoGP and Corona Virus: Where to from Here

The Sporting landscape is changing on an Hourly Basis if you haven't already noticed, with basically the entire World of Sports being Shut Down due to the ever increasing threat of the Corona Virus, or Covid 19 Pandemic sweeping the Globe.

After Qatar was Cancelled and the Thai MotoGP race Postponed, Austin and Argentina have also been postponed, with the latter three MotoGP events being rescheduled to Fall.

For a very good insight into the complexities of Staging, Canceling and  rescheduling any Motor Racing or Sporting event in general, you may wish to read the following Moto Matter's article...