Motogipi organizers are optimistic about at least 10 races

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MotoGP boss Carmelo Izplata

Dorna Sports chief executive Carmelo Izplata is confident that at least 10 MotoGP races will be held this year and has revealed that there could be drawn rounds in the same circuit.

It was announced on Wednesday that races in Germany, the Netherlands and Finland had been canceled due to the coronavirus epidemic.

Organizers expect the season to begin with the end of November at the end of July, although it could be postponed to December if the race continues outside Europe.

Ezpelita said it was not possible to allow fans to enter the venues to watch Premier-Class action.

He said: “Attendance at the race will be difficult but we will have great television coverage that will allow most people to watch the race.”

Rounds in Spain, France and Italy were also postponed and it was too early to say whether they could be rescheduled.

Izpelata added: “Our idea now is to start at the end of July. Where and when will the decision be made.

“We are sure that our initial program will start in Europe and run from the end of July to November and see what happens, and if the European nations will be possible after November.

“In the worst case, if travel outside of Europe is not possible, we will hold a championship of at least 10 to 12 races from the end of July to November.”

The organizers said they were “considering two race weekends in a row on the same circuit.”