The Spanish MotoGP has been postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic.

“The FIM, IRTA and Dorna Sports regret to announce the postponement of the Red Bull Gran Premio de España, which was set to be held at the Circuito de Jerez-Angel Nieto from the 1st to the 3rd of May,” the MotoGP said in a statement on Thursday.

A new date for the race will be announced as soon as possible, it added.

“Circuito de Jerez-Angel Nieto” (The Jerez Circuit) is located in the southern Spanish province of Cadiz.

The race was to be the start of the season

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