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MotoGP race in Kazakhstan postponed as emergency declared

The Kazakhstan Grand Prix, which was due to host the eighth round of the 2024 season on June 16, has been postponed.

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MotoGP has confirmed that the Kazakhstan Grand Prix, which was planned for mid-June, has been postponed.

The decision comes amid the declaration of a national emergency with adverse weather conditions causing flooding in areas.

The issue has forced thousands of residents to vacate their homes with MotoGP opting to postpone the race to avoid any added burden.

“Unprecedented weather conditions have led to flooding across Central Asia, causing a national emergency in Kazakhstan and displacing much of the population,” read a statement from the series.

“It would not be responsible for MotoGP to add any additional burden on the authorities or services as they work to help the tens of thousands of people affected across the country.

“Sokol International Racetrack will therefore not host MotoGP on the dates previously announced, and any further updates will be published once confirmed.

“As our utmost priority, MotoGP sends our condolences and support to the people of Kazakhstan and all those affected by the flooding in Central Asia. We hope the nation, region and communities affected can recover as soon as possible.”

Kazakhstan was due to make its MotoGP debut this year after the 2023 event was cancelled due to homologation works at the track as well as logistical issues.

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