No Decision Yet On MotoAmerica Road Atlanta Races


IRVINE, Calif. – MotoAmerica is continuing to assess the situation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the opening round of the series, scheduled for April 17-19 at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta.

According to a statement released Tuesday afternoon, series officials intend to make decisions in a timely manner based on the safety and well-being of its fans, racers, teams and all support personnel.

“MotoAmerica is and will be following directives from several entities, including national, state and local governments, as we move closer to our events,” the statement read. “Although we all want to race motorcycles, there are more important things happening in the world and MotoAmerica is taking the coronavirus very seriously. While we are hopeful of going to Road Atlanta and having our first race of the year as scheduled, we will only do so if the safety of our fans, riders and teams is not compromised.

“Things are changing so quickly that it’s not possible to make any decisions on Road Atlanta or any other rounds at this point. We will, however, make a decision as quickly as possible when the time is right. Safety is paramount to everyone at MotoAmerica, regardless if it is on-track or off-track.”

“Our intention now is the same as it has always been and that is to complete our 10-round 2020 MotoAmerica Series in a safe and successful manner.”

Officials from Dorna previously announced the postponement of the Circuit of the Americas round of the MotoGP season that was scheduled for April 3-5. MotoAmerica was scheduled to take part in that event. The COTA round of the MotoGP season has been rescheduled for Nov. 13-15.