Argentina MotoGP postponed due to coronavirus
Thursday 12th March, 2020 - 8:09am
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
|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|
|7||Netherlands||Jun 28||TT Circuit Assen|
|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|