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The GP of France maintained on its dates regardless of the confinement



The announcement Wednesday night by the President of the Republic of a brand new four-week confinement part doesn’t change the plans for the MotoGP French Grand Prix, which confirms its holding on the dates supplied by the calendar presently in place.

The Sarthe was to this point not affected by the restrictive measures that affected 19 different French departments, however it’s going to additionally move from Saturday night within the generalized containment system put in place to curb the unfold of COVID-19. If a sure flexibility is allowed as compared with the 2 earlier phases of confinement, this flip of the screw nonetheless implies the closure of outlets and faculties all through the territory and a limitation of journey.

Nonetheless, the organizers of the MotoGP French Grand Prix reiterated this Friday morning that following a gathering held Thursday night with the Ministry of Sports activities, the occasion is nicely maintained on the dates scheduled, specifically from Could 14 to 16. This would be the fifth spherical of the season, the third in Europe after these of Portugal and Spain that are to be held in mid-April and early Could.

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As well as, after being one of many few circuits of the 2020 MotoGP season to have welcomed the general public, with a gauge nevertheless a lot lowered in comparison with the same old figures, Le Mans can nonetheless hope to carry its occasion in entrance of spectators this yr. It’s confirmed that the choice as to the presence of the general public, and their circumstances of entry if relevant, can be taken in mid-April. This may make it attainable to substantiate or cancel the reservations of roughly 20,000 spectators who’ve stored their tickets for the 2020 version after having had to surrender attending and the information, made because the finish of January. As already communicated beforehand by the organizers, this can be a choice taken with the authorities and based mostly on the foundations which can then be in pressure with the Ministry of Sports activities and the Prefecture of Sarthe.

It must also be remembered that the French Grand Prix needs to innovate this yr, once more if circumstances allow, by creating Fan Zones. The undertaking, referred to as “Grand Prix de France Expertise”, will duplicate the Sarthois Circuit Village on 5 different tracks on the Saturday and Sunday of the occasion: spectators will thus be capable to go to the Circuit Carole (93), to the Pôle Mécanique Alès Cévennes (30) and on the circuits of Chambley (54), Dijon-Prenois (21) and Nogaro (32) to comply with the Grand Prix and profit from the occasions put in place.

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