Last week, racer Sergio Perez tested positive for covid-19. This is the first case of coronavirus in F1, which is why there was an alarm among MotoGP racers. The first positive example is a sign that even despite very strict measures to contain the coronavirus, the infection cannot be completely stopped. Sergio Perez had to miss both F1 races in Silverstone as he had to stay in isolation. Fabio Quartararo expressed concern when he found out about the first infection in F1. "After the win, he always had fun with his friends. But now, after returning home, I haven't seen almost anyone and the feeling is very unusual," the Frenchman said. Concerns were expressed, including by Valentino Rossi. Mainly because racers cannot return to their families carefree after races. Sergio Perez went to Mexico after the race to see his dr
The organizers of the race in France announced today that this year's race is canceled due to the Coronavirus pandemic. This is the second canceled race after the monastic test. According to the original plan, Formula 1 racers would have to compete at the Paul Ricard racetrack at the end of June, but the French authorities canceled all major events and trips at least until mid-July. The general manager of the race, Eric Boullier, told the public: "Given the situation related to the spread of the COVID-19 virus, we have decided that this year's race is impossible. The health of spectators, partners and all participants in the sport is a top priority. to next year, when we want to prepare an extraordinary event for the viewers. " The decision was also supported by the main man of Formula 1 Chase Care
Due to the great impact that the Coronavirus epidemic will have on the financial side of the motorcycle class, shortening the racing weekend to three days is mentioned as one possible solution. Currently, in the world of motorcycling, in addition to speculations about the resumption of competition, there are more and more questions about the future of it. It is clear that this pandemic will have a significant economic impact on the competition itself. This concerns both the teams themselves as well as the sponsors who invest in the championship. Not long ago, Ducati sports director Paolo Cibatti said in an interview that everyone involved in the competition will have to think carefully about how to proceed, as much less money will be available. This, in turn, will mainly affect the development of motorcycles. In the 2021 season, so could (at least in terms of engine and aerodynamics) racers
KTM team leader Pit Beirer confirmed for the Autosport portal that additional tests should be organized before the start of the season. Due to the outbreak of Coronavirus, four races have already been canceled or postponed. In practice, it is also quite clear that even in the month of May, when three races are scheduled for work, we will not be following the best racers on two wheels. According to this scenario, which can change very quickly, the best two-wheelers will compete in Barcelona for the first time. This means that by then, more than three months will have passed since the last tests in Qatar. Beirer confirmed that talks have already begun with Dorne’s leading men on organizing re-tests before the first race - no matter which one it is. This is supposed to take place a week or two ago
Valentino Rossi revealed in a recent interview what it is that he will miss the most when he finishes his career. Given that it is at least more than a month until the start of the MotoGP class championship, Valentino Rossi has admitted that he wants to shorten the time for fans as well as racers by organizing a virtual MotoGP class championship. In the official latest version of the MotoGP video game, following the example of Formula 1, racers of different racing classes are supposed to compete against each other online. "I know a lot of racers who are very good at this video game. Among them are definitely Francesco Bagnaia and my brother Luca," Rossi told Italian Sky Sports. He describes himself as not the best at playing video games, yet he is still part of that generation. “I still remember the day my mom bought me the first one
It seems that the beginning of this season will be even longer. The official announcement of the postponement of the race in Azerbaijan follows on Monday. The outbreak of Coronavirus has already canceled the first seven races of the year. Thus, it seemed that this year’s inaugural test could host the city of Baku on June 7th. However, as the virus is currently showing no signs of easing across Europe, organizers are also expected to officially announce the postponement tomorrow. Since this is a street race, the preparation of the track and the necessary things should start soon. Uncertainty about the situation in just over two months is expected to have such a significant impact on this decision. Nevertheless, the organizers want to run the race at a later date this year. Formula 1 CEO Chase Carey recently expressed uncertainty about when this year could be
TIto Rabat is said to have lost both grandparents in the past week. The new COVID-19 virus, which initially began to spread in China and has now become its epicenter, is Europe's most ruthless in Italy, where nearly 5000 people have died as a result. However, it is rapidly spreading and sowing death in other countries as well. One of these is also Spain, where this time he is supposed to take the life of a family member of the racer Tito Rabat. According to the GPOne.com portal, last week was extremely tragic for MotoGP racer Tito Rabat. Both of his grandparents are said to have died just four days apart. The COVID-19 virus (Coronavirus) is said to be fatal for one of them. Grandpa Rosendo, Reale Avintia's racer, is believed to have died first as a result of a long illness
The Mugello Racetrack Medical Center has donated medical equipment to hospitals in the Tuscany region to help fight the Coronavirus. Specifically, there were two lung ventilators, two intensive care monitors, four defibrillators, digital ultrasound, and other resuscitation devices available at the medics center next to the racetrack. Paolo Poli, the general manager of the racetrack, told reporters: "We immediately announced our intention to the mayor of Scarperia e San Piero, Federico Ignesti. In these difficult times, it is the task of all of us to stand together and fight this virus. This equipment to revive from our racetrack is a small gesture of support to all the health professionals who are fighting all the more for our lives in these times. " "Ra
Le Mans race organizers have announced that this year’s MotoGP class race could be postponed for at least a month due to a virus outbreak. Instead of May, the race would be scheduled for June, if the situation in Europe normalizes by then. A similar thing could happen with the Jerez and Mugello races. Claude Michy, a spokesman for the organizers, told the French newspaper Lequipe: "The final decision on what will happen to the Le Mans race will be known in the first week of April. It all depends on the health situation. There is no need to rush. " If the race in France is also officially postponed to June, the race could be scheduled for the weekend between 12.6 and 14.6.2020. That was the term of the legendary 24-hour motorcycle endurance race, which it is now
Franco Morbidelli uses his time in domestic quarantine for training and is also supposed to learn to play instruments. After the state of emergency in the fight against Coronavirus reigns in Europe, racers are also nailed down at home. This is especially true for Italian motorcyclists, as it is their country that is the hotbed of the virus in Europe. Everyone, in their own way, shortens their free time by not forgetting about training. "Right now we have to stay at home. The only exceptions are really urgent tasks such as visiting shops to buy the essentials," said the Petronas racer about the situation in Italy. "It's been like this since last Monday, so for more than a week and I hope that the situation will improve as soon as possible. I train in the only possible way - at home. Despite the situation, I need to stay in good shape. I can run inside
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