Pre-season testing for MotoGP in Malaysia has been cancelled due to a state of emergency declared in the country due to coronavirus.
The tests – a shakedown and official session – were due to take place at Sepang circuit in February, but Malaysia declared a nationwide state of emergency on Tuesday to curb the spread of the new coronavirus.
The emergency could last until August 1.
“The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting lockdowns and complications have obliged the cancellation of both events,” MotoGP said in a statement.
A test at Qatar’s Losail International Circuit from March 10-12 remained on the schedule.
The season is scheduled to start in Qatar on March 28.