Valentino Rossi at the 2019 Grand Prix of the Americas

Amid the ongoing spread of coronavirus, the 2020 Grand Prix of the Americas, scheduled for April 5, has been postponed.

The MotoGP Grand Prix of the Americas has been rescheduled for November as a result of the spread of coronavirus.

Organisers said in a remark on Tuesday that the race will be moved from April 5 to November 15, with the Valencia Grand Prix to be held every week later.

The answer comes after the collection of confirmed cases of the virus inside the United States climbed to 472 as of early on Tuesday, in line with World Health Organisation (WHO) figures, with the loss of life toll at 19.

The South By Southwest film festival, moreover as a result of be held in Austin, had already been cancelled as a result of confirmed cases of the virus inside the state of Texas.

MotoGP’s season-opener in Qatar was once as soon as referred to as off as a result of restrictions on flights from Italy, which has struggled to incorporate the spread of the virus.

The second round in Thailand was once as soon as moved from March 22 to October 4, forcing the race in Aragon to be presented forward to September 27.

Dorna Sports CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta, whose company is the economic rights holder for the sport, urged races might be held behind closed doors.