Unfortunately as predicted by countless racing insiders, competitors, teams, team members the 2020 Macau Grand Prix motorcycle race has been abandoned.
The prime reason behind the race’s cancellation revolves around the implemented 14 day quarantine for racers, teams travelling to and from Macau.
With the majority of anticipated 2020 Macau GP exponents making the decision to not compete due to the aforementioned topic, event organisers have made the decision to cancel this year’s two wheel action around the Guia Circuit, famously touted by Martin Jessopp as a short circuit with walls.
Organisers stated today in a news release:
“Having successfully contained the COVID-19 outbreak in Macao, many riders subsequently reconsidered their willingness to compete in view of the prevailing prevention regulations, making running the Far East classic this year unworkable.”
Photo credit: ID/Sports Bureau of Macao SAR Government
Racers who had hoped to return to Macau in November included David Johnson (Rich Energy OMG Racing), Rob Hodson (Dafabet Devitt Racing), Sam West, Lee Johnston, world’s fastest road racer Peter Hickman and nine times winner, event legend Michael Rutter.
Fingers crossed 2021 sees the return of top calibre, world class road race action at one of pure road racing’s most unique events.
Words by Stevie Rial