News 12 Mar 2020

Indianapolis cancelled amid ban on 'non-essential gatherings'

Coronavirus makes further impact on Monster Energy Supercross series.

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A ban imposed on non-essential gatherings of over 250 people by the Governor of Indiana has forced promoters of Monster Energy Supercross to cancel the 11th round this weekend in Indianapolis.

It comes a day after the Seattle Supercross was cancelled due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, with the 13th round to be rescheduled elsewhere. It’s unclear if the Indianapolis stop will be rescheduled at an alternative venue at a later date.

“This is a time when we must do all we can to reduce the spread of COVID-19, protect our most vulnerable populations and reduce their potential to acquire or spread this virus,” said Governor Eric Holcomb.

“While some actions are drastic, now, not later, is the time to act. Today I’m initiating: Non-essential gatherings must be limited to no more than 250 people.”

“I fully expect there will be additional actions warranted in the coming days. Just as we have since the beginning of the year, we are working with partners at all levels to secure all necessary resources for any escalation of this virus.”

The coronavirus outbreak has caused a number of motorcycling events to be cancelled or postponed, with the MXGP World Championship already making a number of major changes to its calendar.