2020 MotoGP season will begin on July 19 in Spain following the
coronavirus lockdown, with back-to-back races to be held on the Jerez
circuit, organisers introduced on Thursday.
There can be a minimal of 13 races within the season, all in Europe
between July and November, with “probably 4 extra” exterior the
continent later within the yr.
Whether or not or not followers can attend races will rely on every host nation’s coronavirus rules.
“All dates, occasions and the eventual attendance of spectators are
topic to the evolution of the pandemic and the approval of the
corresponding governments and authorities,” MotoGP mentioned in a press release.
On Wednesday, the Italian Grand Prix at Mugello had turn out to be the eighth
race of the season to be cancelled as a result of COVID-19 outbreak.
The season was initially scheduled to begin on March eight in Qatar, however solely the Moto2 and Moto3 occasions have been raced.
The British race at Silverstone, the German Grand Prix on the
Sachsenring and races in Japan, Australia, Finland and the Netherlands
have been all scrapped.
MotoGP organisers Dorna had been ready for the Spanish authorities
to present the inexperienced gentle for the races in Jerez to go forward earlier than
releasing the revised schedule.
Spain will host seven races in whole, with the Catalunya Grand Prix
to go forward in Barcelona on September 27, whereas double-headers are additionally
booked in at Aragon and in Valencia for October and November
The Czech Grand Prix would be the third race of the marketing campaign on August
9, earlier than two races at Austria’s Crimson Bull Ring and two extra in Italy,
on the observe used for the San Marino Grand Prix.
Le Mans will host the French Grand Prix on October 11.
Attainable races in the US, Thailand, Argentina and Malaysia can be confirmed by July 31.
“We (need) to complete the season by December 13… so we have to
resolve which of the races we can have exterior Europe,” mentioned Dorna CEO
“We have to wait as a result of as we have commented earlier than, to do the races exterior Europe it is necessary to do it with spectators.
“We’re ready to see the event of well being measures in different
nations, within the States, Argentina, Malaysia and Thailand, after which we
will see what is feasible to incorporate within the calendar.”
Spanish star Marc Marquez can be bidding for his fifth straight top-class title and seventh in whole.
“Revised 2020 calendar! Keen to come back again to the circuits and begin the motion!” mentioned Marquez on social media.
Seven-time MotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi, who can be in his
final season as a Yamaha manufacturing facility rider, mentioned he was determined to get again
on the observe.
“I feel everyone seems to be feeling a fantastic emotion after seeing the up to date
2020 calendar – it is a bit of a reduction for all within the workforce and in addition for
the followers,” mentioned the 41-year-old Italian.
“The lockdown was a severe and unusual scenario, however it labored, and
I feel that ultimately it makes us all admire the racing even
“It will likely be fascinating to see the place we stand, as a result of it has been a
whereas for the reason that final check. For certain, we are going to strive the utmost to be there
on the entrance once more and provides the followers a cause to tune in and cheer us
Teammate Maverick Vinales admitted it should take time to turn out to be accustomed to driving in entrance of empty grandstands.
“It is going to be a novel form of yr, and it is going to be unusual to
journey with out followers current on the observe, at the very least for now,” he mentioned.
“However I’ll do my finest to guarantee that we placed on a superb present.”
The Moto 2 and Moto three seasons will resume with the identical calendar,
whereas there can be seven MotoE races, together with in France for the primary
Revised schedule for the 2020 MotoGP season launched on Thursday:
July 19: Spanish Grand Prix (Jerez)
July 26: Andalucia Grand Prix (Jerez)
August 9: Czech Grand Prix (Brno)
August 16: Austrian Grand Prix (Spielberg)
August 23: Styria Grand Prix (Spielberg)
September 13: San Marino Grand Prix (Misano)
September 20: Emilia Romagna Grand Prix (Misano)
September 27: Catalunya Grand Prix (Barcelona)
October 11: French Grand Prix (Le Mans)
October 18: Aragon Grand Prix (Aragon)
October 25: Teruel Grand Prix (Aragon)
November eight: European Grand Prix (Valencia)
November 15: Valencia Grand Prix (Valencia)
Word: Attainable races in the US, Argentina, Thailand and Malaysia to be confirmed by July 31.
Ya tenemos calendario oficial 2020! ?? Con ganas de volver a los circuitos y que empiece la acción! ???
Revised 2020 Calendar! Keen to come back again to the circuits and begin the motion! ??? pic.twitter.com/W9fQF2GDlu
— Marc Márquez (@marcmarquez93) June 11, 2020