Due to growing fears of the coronavirus outbreak, the FIM, IRTA and Dorna Sports, the governing body of MotoGP, have postponed the third round of 2020 MotoGP at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas.The race, which was set for April 3 to 5 at the known Formula 1 circuit, was rescheduled for November 13 to 15. All classes are canceled.This rescheduling also pushes the final round of MotoGP at Valencia up to November 20 to 22.
This is not the first time the 2020 championship was affected by the coronavirus. Due to concerns of riders traveling from Italy, the MotoGP class of the opening round last weekend at Qatar’s Losail International Circuit was canceled.Moto2 and Moto3 went on as expected. Those riders were already present due to pre-season testing, so the worries were minimized.Round two at Thailand’s Chang International Circuit, originally scheduled for March 22, was also postponed due to travel restrictions attributed to coronavirus. The postponement date has yet to be reported.For more, check out our updated 2020 MotoGP Schedule.
This week, Senior Editor Nic de Sena rides the all new Ducati Monster. Big changes have been made by Ducati–has the company ruined the considerable heritage of the iconic Monster–or are the changes worth it? In the second part of the show, we chat with Nick Ienatsch, Founder and Head Instructor at the Yamaha Champions Riding School. He says: “We aim to change your riding life by introducing you to Champions Habits: The techniques, approaches, skills, and the mindsets of the best riders in the world. These Champions Habits are the foundation of safety and consistency to whatever speed you ride, in any venue on any bike. Street riders, this is just as much for you as track riders. The best way to make safe riders is to make good riders.“ We hope you enjoy this episode!