The Italian Grand Prix of MotoGP has been canceled as a result of the global pandemic of coronavirus . This has been announced by the FIM, IRTA and Dorna, who have pointed out that it has not been possible to find a new date for the race held at the Mugello circuit.
Scheduled for last May 31, the GP of Italiza was initially postponed, however, it will finally have no place in the 2020 calendar. It thus joins the Grand Prix of Japan Qatar, Australia, the Netherlands, Finland, the United Kingdom and Australia, so that there are already eight races that have been canceled due to the Covid-19 crisis.
“ Due to the coronavirus outbreak, we regret to announce that the #ItalianGP has been canceled
– MotoGP ™ (@MotoGP) June 10, 2020
29 years in a row running in Mugello
The Autódromo Internazionale del Mugello organizes races since 1976 and became a regular calendar in 1991, so it will even be the first time in almost 30 years that the Tuscany track will not host a Grand Prix .
“ It is a great loss since Mugello is one of the most beautiful circuits in the world “
Paulo Poli, the head of the Mugello circuit acknowledged that "despite the effort made to find a solution, it is impossible to organize an event open to the public and this exceptional situation has not allowed finding a new date for the Great Prize of Italy ".
For his part, Carmelo Ezpeleta, head of Dorna Sports, regretted" the cancellation of Mugello, since we could not find a solution to the logistical and operational problems resulting from the pandemic and the reorganized calendar do not allow visiting the place this season. It is a great loss since Mugello is one of the most beautiful circuits in the world. "