2020 Macau GP cancellation confirmed

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The expected cancellation of the 2020 Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix due to the quarantine restrictions imposed by the Coronavirus pandemic has been announced today by the organizing committee and the local authorities.

As has been known for several weeks, the 14-day quarantine period imposed by the government for those arriving in the former Portuguese colony has caused considerable problems with many teams and riders having already confirmed their withdrawal from the event this year including former winners Peter Hickman, Michael Rutter and John McGuinness.

With the number of withdrawals continuing daily, entries were down to single figures leaving the meeting organisers with little option other than to officially announce the cancellation of the Grand Prix.

The two wheel action around the 3.8-mile Guia Circuit is subsequently postponed to 2021 where normal service is expected to be resumed.