The second MotoGP race of the season, which was scheduled to be held in Thailand this month, has been postponed indefinitely due to the coronavirus epidemic, officials of the event declared. The decision came a day after this weekend's season-opening race in Qatar was cancelled due to travel restrictions.
MotoGP race in Qatar has been cancelled because of travel restrictions on passengers from Italy and elsewhere due to the coronavirus epidemic, MotoGP said on Sunday. The floodlit night race was scheduled for the Losail circuit on March 8.
The Thai MotoGP round that was called off due to the coronavirus outbreak has been rescheduled for Oct, officials announced. The date change means that the Aragon Grand Prix in Spain will be brought forward a week to Sept. 27.
The PGA Championship scheduled for May 14-17 has been postponed over coronavirus concerns, the PGA of America announced. The event was due to be held at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco. It follows a previous announcement by Augusta National that it has postponed the Masters that had been scheduled for April 9-12.
The Masters, the tournament comprising the world's best golfers, has been postponed because of concerns about the coronavirus, Augusta National Golf Club said. People from all over the world attend the Masters at Augusta National, which this year was scheduled for April 9-12.
NASCAR on Monday postponed five more races due to the coronavirus outbreak but said it still intends to reschedule them and run all 36 events on its calendar. The postponements bring to seven the number races cancelled, following last Sunday's race in Atlanta and this Sunday's stop in Homestead, Florida.
After the postponement of five more races on Monday, NASCAR hopes to resume racing on May 3 in Martinsville, Virginia. “In accordance with recent CDC guidance, NASCAR is currently postponing all race events through May 3rd, with plans to return racing in Martinsville,” NASCAR said in a statement. The health and safety of the racing community is its most important priority, the motor-racing body added.
An official statement by the motor-racing body NASCAR stated that it is hopeful of holding all 36 races this season. On Monday, it postponed five more races due to coronavirus concerns. The statement further mentioned that the motor-body is closely monitoring the situation and is soon going to take a decision on the rescheduling of races.
The WTA has announced that the Tour will be suspended until May 2 with three events postponed. It has announced that the tournaments in Stuttgart, Istanbul, and Prague now will not be held as scheduled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The association will soon make a decision on the remaining WTA European clay-court events, said an official spokesperson.
The French Tennis Federation (FTT) said they were moving the tournament to Sept. 20-Oct. 4 from its May start because of the coronavirus outbreak. While players raged at the lack of communication prior to the decision, the International Tennis Federation, the men's ATP Tour, and the women's WTA Tour refrained from commenting directly on the switch.
The ATP and WTA have extended the suspension of their tours until June 7, the two tennis bodies said in a joint statement on Wednesday, as the coronavirus pandemic continued to shred the sporting calendar. "We are assessing all options related to preserving and maximising the tennis calendar," said the associations. Meanwhile, the men's ATP and women's WTA rankings will be frozen for the time."We are assessing all options related to preserving and maximizing the tennis calendar," said the associations. Meanwhile, the men's ATP and women's WTA rankings will be frozen for the time.
US Open organizers have responded to the shock decision by their counterparts at the French Open to move the tennis tournament to September with a statement obliquely criticizing unilateral changes to the Grand Slam calendar. On Tuesday, French Open organizers postponed the clay-court tournament at Roland Garros from May until Sept. 20-Oct. 4 because of the coronavirus pandemic. On Tuesday, French Open organizers postponed the clay-court tournament at Roland Garros from May until Sept. 20-Oct. 4 because of the coronavirus pandemic.