This year’s Japanese TrialGP round at Motegi has been cancelled due to Covid-19 fears.

The FIM, the Japanese Motorcycling Federation (MFJ) and local organiser Mobilityland announced the cancellation this morning. It was originally scheduled to take place on 14-16 May.

“The FIM would like to thank the MFJ and Mobilityland for their dedication and efforts to try to reschedule this major event on the Trial calendar since 2000 and looks forward to seeing the Japanese round return to the calendar in 2022,” said a statement.