Italian motorcycling venues open for racers as lockdown eased

The new order from the Lombardy region will allow motorcyclists with to train on two-wheels again

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YESTERDAY the president of the Lambardy region of Italy signed a new order allowing some motorcycle and sporting venues to open for training.

The new rule will allow racers in the territory to take part in “individual outdoor sports activities” at selected facilities and sites across the region. The news comes just a few days after the country confirmed that motorcycle racers with ‘national interest’ could begin training again at venues across the country.

With caution at the forefront of the country’s mind, having been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, there are some measures that venues will have to take to maintain customer and staff health and safety.

As such, numbers at the venues will be strictly limited and cafes, restaurants and communal areas will remain off limits. Toilets and changing rooms will also be subject to restrictions on use as the organisers will be trying their best to prevent further contagion.

The main circuits in the area that look set to gain from the order are the Tazio Nuvolari circuit in Cervesina and the Cremona Circuit. The former is remaining closed until 17th May while Cremona will take online bookings from Sunday 10th May.

The move will be a welcome boost to not just the public looking to get out on track in what has been an unusual start to the year. It could also help to give Italy’s many motorcycle racers a little boost prior to the motorcycle championships beginning again.

Though Italy has been badly affected by the coronavirus, the nation is expected to figure on the revised MotoGP and WorldSBK schedules set to be unveiled later this month.