• Ryan Gabel

Goodbye Dutch, German, and Finnish GP’s, Hello Virtual Racing

MotoGP continues to anguish in the difficult situation provided by COVID19. The latest races to be cancelled are the Dutch, German and Finnish GP’s. This cancellation will end the unique legacy of holding a GP race every year since its inception in 1949 held by the Dutch track, TT Circuit Assen in the Netherlands.

The cancellation of these three events also forces the cancellation of partner racing programs like the FIM Enel Moto E series, Norther Talent Cup, and The Red Bull MotoGP Rookies cup track activities.

MotoGP fans can however, look forward to more virtual racing with the announcement of The Red Bull Virtual Grand Prix of Spain which will take place on Sunday May third. Unlike the previous two virtual races, this event will feature all three MotoGP classes, including Moto2 and Moto3. This race will consist of eleven riders for the MotoGP race which will run thirteen laps, and ten riders for both Moto2 and Moto3 which will run for eight laps each.

While we deal with the impacts of this virus, our thoughts are with all of the riders and their families and everyone effected by COVID19 and we look forward to whatever live racing we may get to see this season.

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