Both Qatar and Thailand MotoGP events have been put off until the outbreak of coronavirus has abated. Due to Qatar travel restrictions brought into force affecting passengers from Italy, the MotoGP class will not race at Losail which was scheduled for March 8. This would have forced Aprilia and Ducati team members to spend 14 days in quarantine on arrival in the country. Similarly, Thailand’s decision came after the cancellation of the season-opening Qatar MotoGP.
As the teams and riders of the Moto2 and Moto3 classes were already in Qatar for the three-day official test at Losail International Circuit earlier this week, the races of both categories will be possible. The lightweight and intermediate classes will therefore compete in their season opener from the 6th to 8th March. The same will apply to the Idemitsu Asia Talent Cup, which will have two races during the Qatar Grand Prix as originally planned. Moto GP will publish a revised schedule soon.