Argentina MotoGP postponed due to coronavirus

The 2019 Argentina MotoGP race pic: MotoGP.com

The MotoGP season is now set to start in May after the Argentina round became the latest to be postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Termas de Rio Hondo Circuit was to have been the season-opener by default, following the postponement of the United States event approximately 24 hours earlier.

However, Argentina has now been bumped from April 17-19 to November 20-22.

Valencia’s round in turn moves back another week again to November 27-29, a fortnight later than it had been due to be held before the United States and Argentina events moved.

While Moto2 and Moto3 got underway in Qatar last weekend as planned, Jerez is now the first round for the premier class on its original date of May 1-3.

Dates for post-season tests are yet to be rescheduled.

MotoGP 2020 calendar

  Grand prix Date Circuit  
1 Qatar Mar 8 Losail International Circuit Moto2 and Moto3 only
2 Spain May 3 Circuito de Jerez – Ángel Nieto  
3 France May 17 Le Mans  
4 Italy May 31 Autodromo del Mugello  
5 Catalunya Jun 7 Barcelona – Catalunya  
6 Germany Jun 21 Sachsenring  
7 Netherlands Jun 28 TT Circuit Assen  
8 Finland Jul 12 KymiRing  
9 Czech Republic Aug 9 Automotodrom Brno  
10 Austria Aug 16 Red Bull Ring-Spielberg  
11 Great Britain Aug 30 Silverstone  
12 San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini Sep 13 Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli  
13 Aragón Sep 27 MotorLand Aragón  
14 Thailand Oct 4 Chang International Circuit  
15 Japan Oct 18 Twin Ring Motegi  
16 Australia Oct 25 Philip Island  
17 Malaysia Nov 1 Sepang International Circuit  
18 Americas Nov 15 Circuit of the Americas  
19 Republica Argentina Nov 22 Termas de Rio Hondo  
20 Comunitat Valenciana Nov 29 Comunitat Valenciana-Ricardo Tormo  

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