The 2020 Macau Grand Prix ‘going ahead as planned’

It could be one of the only major road racing events of the year as the planners for the Macau Grand Prix forge ahead with their 2020 plans

Macau Grand Prix

THE organisers of the Macau Grand Prix road race have stated that they are going ahead with preparations for the event in the hope that the restrictions around group gatherings lessen.

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The statement reads:

It reads: “The organization of the 67th Macau Grand Prix, which is due to be held from 19 to 22 November 2020, is currently ongoing according to schedule.”

With the 2020 Isle of Man TT cancelled, the NW200 indefinitely postponed and Ulster GP also canned, the event could be one of the only chances that fans have of seeing top-level racing in 2020. For this reason, it’s hardly surprising (and maybe a bit foolish) that the organisers are keen to push on the event.

The event is a mainstay in the bike and car racing calendar, as the two forms of motorsport appear on the same billing, making it a unique event to attend and compete in. It draws big-name racers from the TT on a yearly basis, with the likes of John McGuinness, Michael Rutter, and Peter Hickman all attending the event. Last year's event was mired by a series of red flags due to serious crashes, with Michael Rutter eventually going on to win the Suncity Group Macau Motorcycle GP.

With the COVID-19 restrictions beginning to ease in China, the chances of locals being allowed to attend the event could be quite high. Whether or not the Chinese authorities will want hoards of fans, racers and teams flying in from across the globe remains to be seen.