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INFORMATION – FIM GRAND PRIX WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP – HJC HELMETS MOTORRAD GRAND PRIX DEUTSCHLAND, MOTUL TT ASSEN AND GRAND PRIX OF FINLAND CANCELLED

Please find enclosed the Press Release / FIM Grand Prix World Championship 2020 Calendar, UPDATE 29 APRIL

HJC Helmets Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland, Motul TT Assen and Grand Prix of Finland cancelled

The FIM, IRTA and Dorna Sports regret to announce the cancellation of the HJC Helmets Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland, the Motul TT Assen and the Grand Prix of Finland. The ongoing coronavirus outbreak has obliged the cancellation of all three events.

The HJC Helmets Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland was set to take place at the Sachsenring from the 19th to the 21st of June, the Motul TT Assen at the TT Circuit Assen from the 26th to the 28th of June and the Grand Prix of Finland was set to see the new KymiRing make its debut on the MotoGP™ calendar from the 10th to the 12th of July.

The cancellation of these events also obliges the cancellation of the corresponding FIM Enel MotoE™ World Cup, Northern Talent Cup and Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup track activity at the same events.

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 honour 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.

“On behalf of Dorna I would like to thank all the fans for their understanding and patience as we wait for the situation to improve. We very much look forward to returning to the Sachsenring and the TT Circuit Assen in 2021, and eagerly await the Grand Prix debut of the new KymiRing next season.”

Any and all updates regarding the affected calendars of the FIM Enel MotoE™ World Cup, the FIM Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup and the Northern Talent Cup will be provided as soon as available.

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EMX65 AND EMX85 CHAMPIONSHIPS’ FINALS CANCELLED FOR 2020

Infront Moto Racing regrets to announce that due to the global COVID-19 pandemic the 2020 European Championships EMX65 and EMX85 are cancelled.


The finals of the EMX65 and EMX85 championships were set to take place at the popular Loket circuit in Czech Republic, with many of the European youngest talents due to gather for another fantastic weekend of racing. Unfortunately, due to the current global situation, this will not be possible in 2020 as most of the EMX65 and EMX85 events were supposed to run in spring/summer and can not be re-scheduled in autumn due to the school calendar.


This also means that the Women’s European Championship (WEMX) will no longer take place in 2020 either.


The Chairman of FIM Europe Motocross Commission, Eddie Herd, added: It was a difficult decision to make but I firmly believe it is the correct one. Most of the EMX65/85 zone rounds and the WEMX rounds have already been cancelled and there will be no certainty that the Finals in Loket would go ahead as scheduled, thus we had to consider that there was only a small window to re-schedule the Finals because of school holidays. We also had to consider the financial impact for the families of the riders, many of whom are suffering a huge lack of income due to the lockdown in most countries and this would have severely affected the number of entries. I believe we will come back stronger in 2021 and we will offer the first choice of the zone rounds and the WEMX rounds to this year’s organisers as a priority. For the remainder of this year, Infront Moto Racing and the FIM Europe will concentrate on EMX125, the EMX250, EMX2T and the EMX Open classes as soon as travel for the riders across the borders and without restrictions will be possible.”


Infront Moto Racing along with FIM Europe have not taken this decision lightly but look forward to an even bigger and better championship in 2021. We kindly ask you all for a great deal of responsibility and understanding as we all tackle this difficult time.

INFORMATION – FIM LONG TRACK WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP – 2020 CALENDAR UPDATE 27 APRIL – QUALIFYING ROUND IN GERMANY CANCELLED

Please find enclosed the Press Release / FIM Long Track World Championship 2020 Calendar UPDATE 17 APRIL.

Qualifying Round in Germany cancelled

Given the ongoing circumstances and restrictions associated with the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, The FIM, the German Motorsport Federation (DMSB) and the local organiser regret to announce the cancellation of the FIM Long Track World Championship Qualifying Round that was set to take place on 23 August, in Scheessel, Germany.

Unfortunately it will not be possible to reschedule this event; all parties continue to monitor the situation and will communicate about the updated calendar once it is possible and appropriate to do so.

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INFORMATION – FIM SPEEDWAY U21 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP CALENDAR UPDATE 27 APRIL – FINAL 1 POSTPONED

Please find enclosed the Press Release / FIM Speedway U21 World Championship Calendar update 27 APRIL.

2020 FOGO FIM Speedway U21 World Championship Final 1 postponed
As the situation relating to the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic remains in a state of constant evolution, the FIM, the Polish Motorcycling Federation (PZM) and the Promoter One Sport regret to announce that the 2020 FOGO FIM Speedway U21 World Championship Final 1 originally set to take place on 27 June in Poznan (POL) is postponed.

All parties continue to monitor the situation and will communicate about the new date once it is possible and appropriate to do so.

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FIM ENDURANCE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP – NEW DATE FOR THE 43RD EDITION OF THE SUZUKA 8 HOURS

Picture Caption:  The FIM, Eurosport Events and the various race organizers have together restructured the ongoing season calendar to ensure the number of races initially scheduled in the championship take place. The 2019-2020 season will therefore continue with the 24 Heures Motos (29 and 30 August 2020) followed by the Bol d’Or (19 and 20 September), and conclude with the FIM EWC grand finale at Suzuka on 1 November. © Eurosport Event

Following Japan’s declaration of a nationwide state of emergency to combat the Covid-19 pandemic, the Suzuka 8 Hours race has been postponed to 1 November 2020.

The iconic race – grand finale of the FIM Endurance World Championship since the 2016/2017 season – will once again feature as the deciding race of the 2019/2020 season.


The FIM-International Motorcycling Federation, FIM EWC promoter Eurosport Events and Mobilityland, organizer of the Suzuka 8 Hours, have decided to postpone the race, initially scheduled to be held on 19 July 2020, to a new date: Sunday 1 November.


With border entry restrictions currently in effect in Japan making it impossible for Suzuka to host teams and riders from countries affected by coronavirus, the race has been postponed to later in the year.


Historically held in summer, ever since the first edition in 1978, the Suzuka 8 Hours will take place for the very first time in Autumn in 2020. In close collaboration with race organizer Mobilityland, the iconic Japanese race was promoted to the status of FIM EWC grand finale in 2017.


As the FIM EWC season final event, the 8-hour race will benefit from the bonus of 150% of the points.

François Ribeiro, Head of Eurosport Events
“The global health crisis, the logistical constraints resulting from Japan’s entry restrictions and our priority to protect the health of everyone involved in the FIM EWC, have made it necessary to postpone the Suzuka 8 Hours. Praise is due to Mobilityland for adapting the Suzuka calendar to ensure that this major race in the championship remains Japan’s biggest celebration for motorcycling fans. To help teams with their logistics requirements in the opening phase of the 2020-2021 FIM EWC season, we will push back the date of the 8 Hours of Sepang to January if necessary, just ahead of the customary SBK/GP pre- tests on the circuit.”


Kaoru Tanaka, President of Mobilityland Corporation
“We had been preparing for the ‘Coca-Cola’ Suzuka 8 Hours Endurance Road Race to be held in July, but have decided to postpone it in consideration of the current situation in which there is prohibition of large-scale events that attract large numbers of people and restriction of travel is expected to continue to increase in European countries. We ask for the kind understanding of all the fans who were looking forward to attending the Suzuka 8 Hours for this unavoidable postponement and of all the other stakeholders involved in this race event. We will make due preparations so that we can welcome the start of the event on November 1st together with all the fans and stakeholders involved in this event.”


Jorge Viegas, FIM President
“Who would have ever imagined that the 8 Hours of Suzuka would have to be postponed just a few weeks ago? However, we must keep strong and do whatever is in our power to return to racing, as soon as possible, without taking any unnecessary risks. I am sure that the faithful spectators of Suzuka will enjoy a great show again and that this iconic race will retain its special place in the FIM Endurance World Championship. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the efforts of the Japanese Motorcycling Federation (MFJ), Mobilityland Corporation and of course Eurosport Events!”