A shocking news came with just seven days to go before the beginning of 2020 MotoGP season: Qatar GP has been cancelled due to Coronavirus and it will not be postponed later during the year. During whole February there was this kind of rumor but no one was expecting this kind of end, even because MotoGP Teams took part at the last pre-season test in Qatar just one week ago.
The main problem is that a lot of Italians (who are a lot in MotoGP counting also mechanics and many other guys working in the paddock) could have a lot of problems due to medical checks caused by Coronavirus and could be blocked for several days. Dorna tried to create a privileged channel for the guys working in the paddocks and preparing a special flight for the occasion but it was not possible at all. This means MotoGP season will probably start in Austin, as long as also Thailand GP is about to be postponed.
Anyway, Moto2 and Moto3 crews and guys will regularly race next weekend in the opening round of the championship because the teams were there for the last official pre-season session of tests in Qatar and will stay there for another week. An incredible scenario that no one could expect even just two weeks ago, but this is an exceptional situation with a global emergency that could postpone even other races as happened in other occasion as F1 where Chinese GP was delayed. We will wait for other news to come about Thailand GP, but it is pretty much sure that it will be postponed.