The COVID-19 outbreak has put a hold on racing around the globe. Here are the latest updates on canceled and postponed motorcycle-racing schedules:
British and Australian Grands Prix Canceled
The FIM, IRTA and Dorna Sports regret to announce the cancellation of the British and Australian Grands Prix. The ongoing coronavirus outbreak and resulting calendar changes have obliged the cancellation of both events.
Dorna Sports regrets to announce that the Sachsenring, Assen and KymiRing races have been canceled.
Carmelo Ezpeleta, CEO of Dorna Sports: “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 honor 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.”
2020 WorldSBK Potentially restarts in Jerez July 31-August 2; British and Dutch rounds have been postponed.
The Circuito de Jerez-Angel Nieto should welcome the restart of the season on July 30 to August 2, before going to the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve in Portugal a week later on August 7-9. The season should then follow the current provisional schedule, at the MotorLand Aragon venue on August 28-30. The British and Dutch Rounds held at Donington Park and TT Circuit Assen respectively, have been postponed.
Proposal in place for rescheduled WorldSBK Spanish round at Jerez; Oschersleben canceled.
A teleconferencing meeting was held on May 8 between Juan Antonio Marín, Vice President of the Andalusian Government, Mamen Sánchez Díaz, Mayor of Jerez de la Frontera, and Carmelo Ezpeleta, CEO of Dorna Sports. Following the meeting, the three parties have agreed to propose to the Government of Spain that the 2020 Motul FIM Superbike World Championship’s Spanish Round at the Circuito de Jerez – Angel Nieto will take place July 31 to August 2. This would follow two consecutive MotoGP World Championship events at the circuit.
The German WorldSBK round at Oschersleben is canceled
The Havasu WORCS round that was scheduled for June 12-14 has been canceled. The good news is that the race has been moved to a new location in Wickenburg, Arizona, over the same June 12-14 weekend. The race will be held at a new venue for WORCS, the Flying E Ranch.
The Blythe round at Shorty’s Sports Park (April 17-19) is postponed.
The Havasu WORCS race, scheduled March 22, has been canceled.
WORCS just issued this release: We are saddened to announce that we will have to, unfortunately, postpone WORCS MC Round 3 and 4 of Lake Havasu. The City of Lake Havasu got the call this evening that they had to suspend all events that occur with 10 or more people, and that the health inspector would come and immediately shut any event down. We at WORCS racing tried everything we could to keep the racing going all the way to the end.
Silk Way Rally Canceled
On May 27, following the recommendations of the Russian Ministry of Sport and the Russian Automotive Federation, the Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, D.N. Tchernychenko, ratified the decision to cancel the rally’s tenth edition that should be run from July 2 to 11, 2020.
Mid-South Cross Country
Mid-South Cross Country has decided to add one more event to close out the 2019-20 MSXC Fly Racing season. The race is Hazzard Hill II and is scheduled to take place in Vanleer, Tennessee on June 7.
American Flat Track
The promoters of the 2020 Sacramento Mile, SDI Racing, have decided to cancel the event. This puts the OKC Mile at
Remington Park in Oklahoma City, OK as the potential season opener.
Full Gas Sprint Enduro
The Full Gas Sprint Enduro series was unable to secure a location for racing to resume on the previously scheduled weekend of May 23-24.
Racing will resume beginning on the previously scheduled date of July 18-19 at the Hidden Valley Golf Course in Glen Daniel, WV. The new third round of the series will take place at Rockcrusher Farm in Young Harris, GA before moving to a back-to-back weekend of racing at Harleywood in Bristol, VA. Details for the season finale will be announced as soon as possible.
Full Gas Sprint Enduro Schedule (Tentative)
July 18-19 – Hidden Valley Golf Course – Glen Daniel, WV
August 8-9 – Rockcrusher Farm – Young Harris, GA
August 29-30 – Harleywood – Bristol, VA
September 5-6 – Harleywood – Bristol, VA
October 17-18 – TBA
Bennetts British Superbike (BSB) events until at least June 30, 2020.
BSB confirms that, in addition to the previously advised postponement of the rounds at Silverstone (April 10-12), Oulton Park (May 1-3) and Donington Park (May 22-24), this has been extended to include at least the Snetterton round scheduled for June 19-21.
A new provisional Bennetts BSB calendar has been drafted… it is expected to be published in the first week of June.
The FIM MXGP schedule has changed. Here is a summary of the changes:
- MXGP of Russia moves from July 4-5 to August 1-2, MXGP of Latvia moves from July 11-12 to August 8-9, and MXGP of Belgium moves to October 24–25.
- MXGP of Germany, MXGP of Czech Republic, MXGP of Imola are TBA.
- MXGP of Italy in Maggiora and MXGP of France in St. Jean d’Angely are canceled for the 2020 season.
- Motocross of Nations remains scheduled for September 26-27
Here is the press release from FIM & Infront Moto Racing regarding these changes…
The FIM and Infront Moto Racing have made the following changes to the 2020 FIM Motocross World Championship racing calendar:
Some events in July have been postponed or cancelled, as such the calendar changes are as follows: The MXGP of Russia, that was scheduled to take place July 4-5, will now move to August 1-2. Additionally the MXGP of Latvia that was due to take place on July 11-12 will now take place on the August 8-9 at the Kegums circuit.
This means that the Monster Energy MXGP of Belgium and the MXGP of Germany due to take place on these dates, will now be rescheduled. The MXGP of Belgium has been moved to October 24–25. Meanwhile, the date for the German GP, along with the MXGP of Czech Republic and the MXGP of Emilia Romagna (Imola), that will also see a change of date, remains as TBA at this time and will be announced soon.
Unfortunately, certain events will no longer be able to take place. These include the MXGP of Italy in Maggiora, which was scheduled for July 18-19, as well as the MXGP of France in St. Jean d’Angely originally planned on June 27-28 with both events canceled for the 2020 season.
However, on a positive note French fans along with other will still be able to enjoy the best off road event in the world with the epic Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations set to take place on the September 26-27 at the popular Ernée circuit.
Further information on the FIM Junior World Championship, originally scheduled in Megalopolis, Greece on August 8–9, will be coming soon.
AMA Supermoto has canceled the Dacono, Colorado round that was scheduled for May 30.
The Honolulu, Hawaii is now a doubleheader, scheduled for July 24-26. Racers can sign up at https://drtracinginc.com/products/may-2nd-2020 and the deadline to drop off race bike is July 8. Contact Gordy Reimer (562) 824-7494 for more information on bike drop-off. The Sturgis round is unchanged, scheduled for September 9-11.
The State Line Super Moto scheduled for April 3-5 at Buffalo Bills Resort & Casino in Primm, NV won’t run until next year, on April 9 – 11, 2021.d.
2020 WESS Enduro World Championship
Originally scheduled for June 27-28, Poland’s largest Hard Enduro will not take place this year.
The 2020 Red Bull Erzbergrodeo has been canceled. Austria’s Federal Government announced, Monday, April 6, it is prohibiting “all kinds of events” until the end of June 2020, which means the cancellation of the Red Bull Erzbergrodeo, which was scheduled to take place June 11-14. The opening two rounds of the 2020 WESS Enduro World Championship, Extreme XL Lagares in Portugal and Trefle Lozerien AMV in France, have been postponed and cancelled, respectively.
Although it remains tentative, it is the plan of GNCC Racing to resume competition on May 16-17 at Aonia Pass MX in Washington, GA (same location as round 3) and then on May 30-31 at a location in South Carolina.
Here is the latest schedule released by GNCC:
||(Rnd 4) TBA, GA
||(Rnd 5) TBA, SC
||(Rnd 6) TBA
||(Rnd 7) TBA
||(Rnd 8) TBA
||(Rnd 9) Mountaineer, WV
||(Rnd 10) Snowshoe, WV
||(Rnd 11) Mathews Farm, PA
||(Rnd 12) Crawfordsville, IN
||(Rnd 13) TBA
FIM World Endurance
The Suzuka 8 Hours race has been rescheduled from July 19 to November 1, 2020. Here is the most current 2019-20 FIM EWC:
There is a temporary hold on ticket sales for all Pro MX events. The Pro MX tentatively commences on Saturday, June 13, beginning with the Florida National from Jacksonville’s WW Ranch Motocross Park:
||(Rnd 1) Jacksonville, FL
||(Rnd 2) Mt. Morris, PA
||(Rnd 3) Southwick, MA
||(Rnd 4) Buchanan, MI
||(Rnd 5) Lakewood, CO
||(Rnd 6) Millville, MN
||(Rnd 7) Washougal, WA
||(Rnd 8) New Berlin, NY
||(Rnd 9) Mechanicsville, MD
||(Rnd 10) Crawfordsville, IN
||(Rnd 11) Pala, CA
AHRMA Vintage Cup 2020 Postponed to 2021
AHRMA (American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association) announces that the AHRMA Vintage Cup has been moved to the 2021 season. AHRMA expects to hold much of the 2020 season’s road race events as scheduled from mid-summer through the season finale at the 2020 Barber Vintage Festival in October.
MotoAmerica The Ridge Motorsports Park Round Rescheduled | Debut Event In Washington State Moved To August 28-30
Irvine, CA (April 13, 2020) – MotoAmerica has announced that the Komatsu MotoAmerica Superbikes at the Ridge round at the Ridge Motorsports Park in Shelton, Washington, has been rescheduled for August 28-30 due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic.
“With so much uncertainty in the coming months we wanted to be proactive to ensure we can hold such a vital event that can fully support the racers and the fans,” said the Ridge’s General Manager, Tracie Schmitt. “After lengthy discussions we thought it was in the best interest of everyone to move the event to the last weekend in August. We all feel to make this event a success, August 28-30 will allow racers, spectators, the local community, and the Pacific Northwest to fully enjoy this event at the Ridge Motorsports Park. We are very excited for our upcoming Komatsu MotoAmerica Superbikes at the Ridge round this August.”
The Komatsu MotoAmerica Superbikes at the Ridge event will now be round five of the 2020 MotoAmerica Series. The series is scheduled to begin May 29-31 at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.
“Obviously, we have kept in close contact with all of our track partners and when Tracie (Schmitt) suggested an alternate date, although disappointed, we obviously understand the reasoning behind the change,” MotoAmerica’s Chuck Aksland said. “We are all very excited about our first trip to the Northwest for the Komatsu MotoAmerica Superbikes at the Ridge and moving the date to the end of August will eliminate some of the uncertainty that a June date would otherwise bring. August is also a great time of year in the Northwest and we look forward to seeing everyone there.”
Updated 2020 MotoAmerica Series
May 29-31: Road America, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin
July 10-12: WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, Monterey, California
July 31-August 2: Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, Braselton, Georgia
August 7-9: Pittsburgh International Race Complex, Wampum, Pennsylvania
August 28-30: Ridge Motorsports Park, Shelton, Washington
September 11-13: New Jersey Motorsports Park, Millville, New Jersey
September 18-20: Barber Motorsports Park, Birmingham, Alabama
October 9-11: Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis, Indiana
November 13-15: Circuit of The Americas, Austin, Texas
MotoAmerica Forced To Cancel VIR Round
“We worked with hard with VIR to try and find a new date once Governor Northam extended the stay-at-home order to June 10, but we couldn’t make it work and have been forced to cancel,” said MotoAmerica President Wayne Rainey. “Not being able to race at VIR in 2020 was not something we ever imagined, but then again we never thought we’d be faced with something like COVID-19. We will continue to work towards a 10-event schedule for 2020 and will keep everyone posted moving forward. In the meantime, we urge our fans, teams and riders to continue to do the right things to keep them safe and healthy.”
Indianapolis Motor Speedway rescheduled the Indy 500 to August 23, so to accommodate the change, MotoAmerica has rescheduled its Superbikes at the Brickyard event to October 9-11.
MotoAmerica rescheduled the Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta round from April 17-19 to July 31-August 2. And it was already earlier that the Americas GP event at COTA moves to November 15.
“Our goal is to race at every track that is on our current schedule,” said MotoAmerica’s Chuck Aksland. “And we are working hard on a daily basis trying to finalize dates.”
The FIM announced, March 30, that the 2020 ISDE in Italy has been canceled. It will, however, take place next year at the same location. Team USA will have to wait another year to defend its title.
Supercross will resume later in the year; no dates have been announced. See the statements from Feld Entertainment at the following link: 2020 Supercross Schedule Update
FIM World Speed Trials
FIM World Speed Trials that were planned for March 28-30 in Lake Gairdner, Australia are postponed.
Caprock National Enduro
The Caprock Canyon National Enduro hosted by the Post Enduro Association that was previously scheduled for March 22 in Turkey, TX has been rescheduled for Nov 15. Here’s the current schedule:
||(Rnd 2) Forest Hill, LA
||(Rnd 3) Greensboro, GA
||(Rnd 4) Huntersville, MN
||(Rnd 5) Cross Fork, PA
||(Rnd 6) Chandlersville, OH
||(Rnd 7) Park Hills, MO
||(Rnd 8) Matthews, IN
||(Rnd 9) Stanton, AL
||(Rnd 2) Turkey, TX
National Hare & Hound
Rounds five and six in Jericho, UT are postponed and Murphy, ID round is cancelled. The next round is scheduled for August 22 in Panaca, Nevada.
The opening round of the 2020 OMA Championship in Prophetstown, Illinois, March 21-22, has been postponed.
James Stewart Freestone Spring Championship MX
The 11th annual James Stewart Spring Championship Motocross, scheduled for March 16-21, in Wortham, Texas, has been canceled.
American Flat Track
Due to the increasing state and national event restrictions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, SDI Racing and Cal Expo have decided to postpone the 2020 Legendary Sacramento Mile at Cal Expo Fair to a later date. All pre-purchased tickets will be honored on the rescheduled date. Fans who require a refund may contact Etix Customer Service at 1-800-514-3849.
American Flat Track has decided to postpone its March 28 Atlanta Short Track and April 4 Charlotte Half-Mile events until further notice. Additionally, ticket sales for the May 2 Texas Half-Mile and May 9 So-Cal Half-Mile have been postponed until further notice.
Merzouga Rally 2020
The Merzouga Rally, which was scheduled to take place from May 25-29, is canceled. It cannot be postponed, but a new edition of the Merzouga Rally is scheduled for next year, May 14-18, 2021.
Best In The Desert
March 17, 2020:
Jagged X National Desert Cup, Scheduled for March 20-22, Postponed
Best In The Desert was advised by the BLM that there is uncertainty whether or not they will be allowed to proceed with the event as scheduled. Based on this information, the decision was made to postpone the event to a future date.
“With a heavy heart, we’ve made the decision to postpone the upcoming Jagged X National Desert Cup Presented by Quantum Motorsports due to the ramifications of the Covid-19 virus,” commented Daryl Folks, CEO of Best In The Desert. “This event, in particular, requires cooperation with several land use agencies, and today we were informed that they might be instructed at the federal level not to continue even with already permitted off-road events. We didn’t want to be in the position where all our racers, sponsors, families and pit support personnel came to the event only to have it canceled at the last minute by one of the federal agencies outside our control. We also had to consider the safety of all, as safety has always been at the top of our list at Best In The Desert. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused, but please stay tuned for the replacement date as we fully intend to host this exciting event in the near future.”
Any questions or concerns regarding the Jagged X National Desert Cup Presented By Quantum Motorsports be directed to Best In The Desert by calling 702-457-5775.
2020 RSD Super Hooligan Schedule
The first two rounds of the RSD Super Hooligan series (Del Mar and Austin rounds) are postponed, which means the series probably starts at the Perris Half Mile on May 9.
AMA Extreme Off-Road
March 17, 2020
The pair of Texas rounds for AMA Extreme Off-Road East Series and Extreme Off-Road East that were scheduled for March 28-29 are postponed.
SCORE San Felipe and Baja 500
The SCORE San Felipe 250, scheduled for March 20-22, has been postponed. It has been rescheduled to May 9, 2020. The SCORE Baja 500, scheduled for June 3-7, has been postponed to June 16-17.
The upcoming MotoTrials national that was scheduled to take place in Wilseyville, California on April 25-26 is scheduled for Memorial Day weekend, May 23-24. Any rider who has signed up for the event will receive a full refund of rider/minder fees if the postponed date is not appropriate.
Isle of Man TT
The 2020 Isle of Man TT races, scheduled for May 30-June 13, has been canceled due to the ongoing effects of the coronavirus, marking only the second time outside of World Wars that the TT has not been run.
“The decision to cancel has not been taken lightly and all options including postponement and delaying the decision have been considered in detail,” Laurence Skelly MHK, Minister for Enterprise, commented. “Representatives from the Isle of Man Government will now discuss the implications with all relevant businesses, stakeholders and individuals affected by this cancellation, which it recognizes will be significant.
“With the visitor restriction in place for the foreseeable future we wanted to make the decision now to give businesses, visitors and all involved stakeholders time to manage the impact going forward. The Isle of Man, and the Isle of Man TT, are faced with unique challenges regarding COVID-19 and making this decision will provide certainty to teams, competitors, sponsors, and stakeholders of the event and to visitors across the globe.
“The decision also aims to provide reassurance for our residents and healthcare professionals that the health and well-being of the Isle of Man’s residents is the single biggest priority and focus of this Government.”
Cycle News’ Road Test Editor Rennie Scaysbrook had been confirmed to make his TT debut for the PRF Racing team this year, but will instead switch focus to the 2021 TT.
IRC Motoclimb Super Series
Round one of the IRC Motoclimb Super Series, which was scheduled for April 3 in Tracy, CA has been canceled. The remainder of the season is still in place,
NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Schedule Updates
UPDATE March 16, 2020:
NHRA is suspending all NHRA drag racing for 30 days in response to the coronavirus pandemic. This suspension includes events at all NHRA-owned tracks and any NHRA-sanctioned events such as the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series and the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series.
March 12, 2020:
NHRA officials are postponing a portion of the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals. Some Sportsman racing will be contested this weekend without ticketed spectators, but the majority of the event has been postponed to a later date.
The Sportsman categories of Comp, Super Stock, Stock, Super Comp, Super Gas, Top Dragster presented by Vortech Superchargers, and Top Sportsman presented by Vortech Superchargers will be contested on Thursday at Gainesville and will complete competition this weekend without ticketed spectators.
Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock, Pro Stock Motorcycle, Pro Mod, Factory Stock Showdown, Top Alcohol Dragster, and Top Alcohol Funny Car will be postponed and completed at a later date to be determined.
The next round is scheduled for April 17-19 in Houston, Texas.
FIM SuperEnduro Updates
The final round of the FIM SuperEnduro World Championship that was scheduled to take place on March 14 at the Atlas Arena in Lodz, Poland is canceled.
FIM World Enduro Updates
The World Enduro events originally scheduled for April 17-19 in Marco de Cavaneses, Portugal and April 24–26 in Lalin, Spain have been postponed.
||(Rnd 1) Spoleto, Italy
||(Rnd 2) Hungaroring, Hungary
||(Rnd 3) Saaremaa, Estonia
||(Rnd 4) Skovde, Sweden
||(Rnd 5) Requista, France
||(Rnd 6) Zschopau, Germany
||(Rnd 7) Marco de Cavaneses, Portugal
||(Rnd 8) Lalin, Spain
Updated 2020 FIM Trials GP News
Originally scheduled for April 3 in Liévin, France, the FIM X-Trial des Nations is postponed and a new date yet to be announced. With the cancellation of the Austrian round, Toni Bou mathematically seals the championship.
FIM X-Trial des Nations
FIM X-Trial des Nations that was initially set to take place on April 3 at Liévin, France is postponed until November 6.
The 2020 PZM Warsaw FIM Speedway Grand Prix of Poland on May 16 has been postponed and provisionally re-scheduled for August 8.
Updated 2020 FIM Ice Speedway World Championship
Final rounds 7-8 of the FIM Ice Speedway scheduled for March 14-15 in Inzell, Germany are canceled and will not be restaged.
Updated 2020 FIM Supermoto Schedule
The first two events of the season (Lombardy, Italy and Forcarei, Spain) are postponed until September and October.
Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge postponed
As a result of global developments regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM), Emirates Motorsports Organization and the Rally organizers have taken the decision to postpone the 2020 Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge originally scheduled to take place on March 20-26.
Emirates Motorsports Organization and rally organizers have been in permanent contact with the government authorities in the UAE and were following all precautionary measures to protect the motor sport community and the wider public.