Malaysian MotoGP, Suzuka 8 Hours cancelled

Team Suzuki Ecstar French test rider Sylvain Guintoli in action during the MotoGP pre-season test at Sepang International Circuit on February 9, 2020. (Photo by Sadiq Asyraf/Getty Images)

Two major Asian motorcycle races have fallen victim to the pandemic in the last 24 hours, with the Malaysian MotoGP at Sepang International Circuit in October and the Suzuka 8 Hours Endurance World Championship race in Japan in November both cancelled.

It is the second year in a row the Malaysian MotoGP has been cancelled due to the pandemic. The grand prix, due to take place October 22-24, has been replaced on the MotoGP calendar by a second race this year at Italy's Misano circuit.

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