MotoGP’s virtual #StayAtHomeGP was a sad reminder of some of the storylines that could be unfolding had the real-life season not been delayed indefinitely by the coronavirus pandemic. While we can bemoan Esports as being a poor relation of the real thing, it has an even more important function to perform
Esports. Whether you understand it or not, it has become the primary source of sporting action now as the coronavirus pandemic has forced the world into a global lockdown. Formula 1, MotoGP, IndyCar, NASCAR, WEC, DTM, World Superbikes, all national racing in the UK to name but a very few have all had their 2020 campaigns delayed indefinitely.
Sport is humanity’s great escape: something we all look forward to around the everyday grind of life. In times of crisis, it’s needed more than ever, but is tragically – and sensibly – out of bounds for the time being.
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