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Thailand and Qatar either postpone or cancel MotoGP racing

On March 2, Thai Deputy Prime Minister and Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul announced that the MotoGP motorcycle race in the country will be delayed due to COVID-19 respiratory infection.

According to the original plan, the event will take place from March 20-22 in Northeast Thailand. Last week, Thailand’s MotoGP organizers were optimistic that the event would take place with the application of strict medical measures such as body temperature tests, masks and the use of antiseptic water.

However, on March 1, the Thai Ministry of Health announced that a 35-year-old man infected with COVID-19 in the country had died.

Speaking to the press, Deputy Prime Minister Anutin Charnvirakul announced that because the situation had changed and COVID-19 had become a major epidemic, it needed to ensure the national interests and the participants of the event. MotoGP will be delayed until further notice.

A day earlier, Qatar canceled the opening event of the MotoGP season scheduled for March 8. The International Motor Federation (FIM) stated that due to Qatar’s travel restrictions for several countries, including Italy, it has prevented the first-class drivers from attending the Losail race.

However, the other two world championship motorcycle races, Moto2 and Moto3, will continue as planned, as both runners and groups will be present in the Gulf state from February 22-24. just now to prepare for the event.

According to FIM, starting March 1, all passengers arriving in Doha on a direct flight from Italy or already in Italy in the past two weeks will immediately be quarantined for 14 days.

In the context of widespread disease, Italy is currently the most affected country in Europe with 34 deaths and more than 1,600 cases. In MotoGP, Italian drivers play a very important role in the championship. There are six excellent Italian riders, including Valentino Rossi who won the world championship seven times.

MotoGP is the latest sporting event to be canceled due to an epidemic. Previously, Formula One Grand Prix motor racing was originally scheduled for April 19 in Shanghai and Formula E scheduled for March 21 in Sanya, China was canceled. However, the Formula One Grand Prix in Vietnam will still take place on April 5 as expected.

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Covid-19: Many MotoGP Races Were Canceled

The reason given is due to the influence of the audience from Italy. MotoGP has to announce that they will cancel some MotoGP racing due to Corona virus outbreak. This is not a good news for motor racing fans.

FIM, IRTA and Dorna said they felt sorry to have to make a decision to cancel the MotoGP system, the cause of this decision is that Qatar has implemented a policy of restricting travel for the audience from Italy.

Qatar announced that all passengers arriving in the capital, Doha, on direct flights from Italy or having been in Italy for the past two weeks will be sent a 14-day quarantine.

The current Moto2 and Moto3 systems have not yet been announced, in part because the teams of Moto2 and Moto3 were present at the Losai International racetrack earlier this week to test run. Idemitsu Asia Talent Cup has not been canceled.

The Qatar race is the only MotoGP race during the evening. As planned, the race will officially start this weekend from 6/3 to 8/3. With the cancellation of the race in Qatar, the race at Chang International Stadium (Thailand) will be the first race of this year, taking place on March 20-22. Of course whether the race in Thailand takes place or not is still uncertain.

Not only MotoGP, F1 are afftected too. As planned, the first stage will take place in Australia on 12-15 March, the second stage in Bahrain on 20-22 March and early April is in Hanoi, Vietnam, April 3-5.

On March 11, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced Covid-19 as a global pandemic and said it was extremely worried about both its spread and the alarming severity, both in terms of sexuality. alarming lack of action. As of morning 13/3 in the world there were 134,911 people infected in 127 countries and territories, and a cruise ship (Diamond Princess), including 4,989 deaths.

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2019 MotoGP World Championship: Impressive Performance of Marquez in Argentina

Marc Marquez, who is also the world champion of MotoGP Racing, soon reclaimed the No. 1 position when he finished his first finish in the second race, the Argentinian Grand Prix. Marquez won the legendary Valentino Rossi with a distance of up to 9,816 seconds.

In the opening race of the season, the Qatar Grand Prix, both Marquez and Andrea Dovizioso (Italy, Ducati) created an extremely breathtaking embankment until the last lap. The two took turns taking the lead in the race, but in the end, “Desmo Dovi” only won with a microscopic distance of 0.023 seconds.

However, that did not reappear at the Autódromo Termas de Río Hondo racetrack (in Santiago del Estero). The driver of the Honda team, with the advantage of starting first, soon created a 1-second gap with the legendary Italian racer. Rossi excelled in taking the No. 2 spot, though only starting in the 4th position.

Then, after the first 10 laps of the race, which had only 25 laps, Marquez created a distance of up to 7 seconds. At times, he increased the gap to more than 12 seconds, which is a staggering distance for long-distance cyclists.

In the end, Marquez‘s victory won at a distance of 9.8 seconds faster than Rossi. The third finish was “Desmo Dovi”, he lost to Marquez to more than 10.5 seconds. The 26-year-old rider has won the world championship seven times (with five times crowned in the MotoGP Racing arena) winning too deservedly, retaking the No. 1 spot with 25 plus points.

With this latest result, Marquez has 45 points after 2 races (in the opening race in Qatar, he won second place and got 20 points). He has 5 points more than Dovizioso (Italian rider has 40 points). Ranking from 3rd to fifth are Rossi (Yamaha) – 31 points, Alex Rins (Spain, Suzuki) – 24 points, and Danilo Petrucci (Italy, Ducati) – 20 points.