The Italians are reopening race venues to let their racers practice

As the coronavirus crisis begins to ease in Italy, Attilio Fontana, the incumbent president of Italy's most populated region, Lombardy, has signed a new rule that would allow racers in their territory to take part in individual outdoor sports activities at select sports facilities across the region.

Just days ago, the Italian government confirmed that motorcycle racers with national interest – meaning those who compete in national and international motorsports – could now resume their training in various racetracks in the country.

This, of course, would not be possible without some level of measure to keep everyone's health in check. For instance, the number of people in the venues will be limited, as well as keeping cafes, restaurants and other common areas closed.

The main racing circuits, the Tazio Nuvolari circuit in Cervesina and the Cremona Circuit, will be open beginning May 17 and the latter has been accepting online bookings since Sunday, May 10.

You might remember Lombardy as the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak in Italy, and it was the first European region to be placed under total lockdown during the first week of March this year. Italy is also expected to be included in the revised MotoGP and WorldSBK schedules set to published later this month.