It was already apparent on Wednesday that the Finnish round of MotoGP would have to be postponed. Today, we have confirmation. Lahti Events, the promoter of the Finnish MotoGP round, announced on its website that the race, due to be held on July 12th, has been postponed.
The Kymiring circuit was still due to be homologated, but clement weather during a mild winter had allowed the contractors to make good progress on construction of the facilities at the track.
It is the third race in a row where the promoter or circuit has announced that the race has been postponed, rather than Dorna or the FIM. Yesterday, the TT Circuit Assen posted an update on its website to say that the Dutch round of MotoGP had been postponed, and the ADAC, promoter of the German round at the Sachsenring, announced on April 16th that the German Grand Prix has been postponed without a date.
No new dates have been given for the race, as none can be given at the moment. There are still too many external dependencies to be able to plan for the future. Restrictions are slowly starting to be lifted in Europe, but there is still a long way to go before a realistic calendar can be posted.
The text of the announcement is below:
The decision to postpone the Finnish MotoGP race is made by Dorna Sports, which owns rights of the competition
The Finnish government has recommended that events for more than 500 people not be held before August due to a coronavirus pandemic. Decision of postpone of MotoGP Finland competition is made by Dorna Sports and race track owner KymiRing in accordance with the instructions of the Finnish Government.
Dorna Sport has promised to announce the future of MotoGP Finland as soon as possible.