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Cycle News 2020 Issue 18 May 5

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P106 CN III IN THE PADDOCK BY MICHAEL SCOTT O ne good thing about Covid-19—if that's how you see it—is another year, or at least part of a year, of Valentino. The great man had planned to use the first half of 2020 to check himself out, to measure if he was fast enough and keen enough to carry on. By the summer break at the latest, his results and his feelings would have revealed all. But there wasn't to be that first half and, by now, the second half is also in serious doubt. The latest news is of cancella- tions, thus abandoning Dorna's hopes of running a full 20-round season. The German and Finn- ish GPs, and the Dutch TT, are officially off the calendar. The remaining 17 GP races are in serious doubt. There is some potential to start going in Austria in July, with no spectators and skeleton-staff pit crews, with other rounds penciled in, and it may be necessary for the FIM to adjust its minimum quorum of ROSSI FOREVER?

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