BOSSES at the Macau Grand Prix have officially announced that this year’s two-wheeled scrap will not run.
Rumours abound late this summer that riders would be required to quarantine for 14 days on arrival to the far east ahead of the race, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic.
But with another 14 days awaiting anyone returning directly to the UK, many racers admitted almost a full month of self-isolation was simply not feasible.
And while a number of teams were contacted late last month by Macau GP organisers to break the news of the scrapped 2020 big bike battle, chiefs have today broken the news officially.
A statement reads:
The Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix will not take place this year.
Having successfully contained the COVID-19 outbreak in Macao, many riders subsequently reconsidered their willingness to compete in view of the prevailing prevention regulations, making running the Far East classic this year unworkable.
Four-wheeled races set to run from November 20-22 include the Formula 4 Macau Grand Prix, the Macau GT Cup and the Macau Guia Race for Asian TCR drivers.