The MotoGP Thailand Grand Prix has been postponed due to coronavirus fears, the country’s government has announced just hours after Dorna Sports and the FIM cancelled the opening Qatar race.

Dorna Sports and the FIM officially confirmed the postponement of the Thailand GP later on Monday morning.

On Sunday evening MotoGP released a statement announcing the cancellation of the first round of the 2020 season in Qatar due to the country issuing new travel restrictions on Japan and Italy – and placing all travelers from the latter into immediate 14-day quarantine.

It now looks likely that the MotoGP season will start on April 5 at the Circuit of the Americas in Texas