It was quite obvious that Sachsenring, Assen and Kymiring could not host 2020 MotoGP races as planned and everyone was waiting for a postponement announcement, but not this time: the three races are cancelled from 2020 Calendar
After new German, Dutch and Finland government restrictions to public gatherings it was quite obvious that Sachsenring, Assen and Kymiring were about to be rescheduled. Kymiring circuit made an announcement in the previous days communicating that their Grand Prix was about to be postponed, but today Dorna and FIM came to a dramatic conclusion.
This time we are not talking about a delayed Grand Prix but a cancelled one, as long as Sachsenring, Assen and Kymiring will not take part of 2020 Calendar. Former TT Circuit Assen President talked about this possibility some days ago, saying that it would have not been a problem to miss the race this year considering the ongoing Coronavirus emergency.
The new target is to start the season at the end of July or at the start of August, with Czech GP at Brno who is now the new 2020 MotoGP opener on 9th August. The goal is to start in Europe in that period, as reported from Carmelo Ezpeleta to BT Sport.
Dorna Sports CEO then added: "It is with great sadness that we announce the cancellation of these three important Grands Prix on the MotoGP calendar. The German GP is raced on a truly unique track with an incredible history, and the KymiRing is an exciting new venue set to welcome Grand Prix motorcycle racing back to Finland for the first time since 1982. And the iconic TT Circuit Assen had the unique honour of being the only venue to have held a round of the motorcycle racing Grand Prix World Championship every year, uninterrupted, since the Championship began in 1949".
“On behalf of Dorna I would like to thank all the fans for their understanding and patience as we wait for the situation to improve. We very much look forward to returning to the Sachsenring and the TT Circuit Assen in 2021, and eagerly await the Grand Prix debut of the new KymiRing next season".
The best scenario is to have 10 races starting from July/August, but at the moment it is really impossible to say if it could be a concrete one. F1 will try to begin his season in July at Red Bull Ring, MotoGP is going to try to do the same at the end of the same month or at the beginning of the new one.