The Austin, Texas round of the 2020 MotoGP season has been cancelled. The 2020 Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas, scheduled for November in Austin, Texas, USA, has been shelved for this year.
The announcement was made by the FIM, IRTA and Dorna Sports. The US round was originally just postponed, with plans to push through later in the year. Unfortunately, the ongoing coronavirus outbreak and resulting complications have now forced its permanent cancellation this year.
Dorna Sports has already planned for this eventuality, leaving the date for the Grand Prix of the Americas blank in their 2020 race calendar.
Nonetheless, the organizers are confident the US round will return for next year’s season. Dorna Sports has already begun selecting possible dates to propose to the FIM for the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas in April 2021. Plans have started in order to welcome the fans back to the iconic venue.
The Circuit of the Americas is a relatively new race track that joined the MotoGP circuit in 2013. It also part of the Formula 1 calendar. The track is located just outside of Austin, Texas in the US and features the bright colors and stars of the American flag all across the venue.
The race has stirred lots of interest, with last year’s podium placers wearing cowboy hats in lieu of victory caps. Many riders have even worn special stars and stripes racing suits and helmets especially for the race. Not surprisingly, FIM, IRTA and Dorna Sports are very much looking forward to returning to the track next season.