From Barry Nutley
The ongoing and fast-moving situation with COVID-19 and the way it is impacting on global sport has us all on our toes.
The RKB-F1/Santander Salt organisational team, along with the FIM, is working frantically behind the scenes to try and deliver the promised new-look FIM World Championship.
A crystal ball would be a wonderful attribute at this time, but in the absence of such a valuable insight into the future, it really is an impossible task to predict just when this situation will improve.
One thing is certain, any races scheduled later in the year will seriously compress all dates, and place enormous pressure on teams and organisers.
For that reason, and bearing in mind the other dates towards the end of the year, the decision has been made to take Assen, originally scheduled for late September, out of the equation.
The Assen round will therefore not take place, and thus reduces the full list of scheduled rounds to seven.
We can only watch and wait as to when things will improve, but rest assured they will improve.
Let us all hope that by the end of May, we have clear sight into the future, and can see The Pannoniaring in Hungary on the horizon.
The situation is under constant review, and all at Santander Salt and RKB-F1 Motorsport continue to wish you and your families a safe passage through this difficult time.
Revised dates are as follows
27-28 June Pannoniaring Hungary
25-26 July Brands Hatch UK
29-30 August Le Mans France
4-6 September Rijeka Croatia
3-4 October Oschersleben Germany
17-18 October Lausitzring Germany
24-25 October Estoril Portugal