The decision brings the number of postponed
races to seven, while the March 8 first round in Qatar was
Italy and Spain, where a majority of the riders and teams come
from, are the two European countries worst affected by the
virus, with more than 16,000 deaths in Italy and 13,000 in
"The FIM, IRTA and Dorna Sports regret to announce the
postponement of the Gran Premio d'Italia Oakley (May 31) and
Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya (June 7)," MotoGP said in
"The ongoing coronavirus outbreak has obliged the two events to
"As the situation remains in a state of constant evolution, new
dates for these GPs as well as the recently postponed French and
Spanish GPs, cannot be confirmed until it becomes clearer when
exactly it will be possible to hold the events."
MotoGP added that a revised calendar will be published "as soon
The German Grand Prix on June 21 is the next scheduled race in
(Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru; Editing by Hugh
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