New MotoGP calendar released
Thursday 11th June, 2020 - 9:10pm
Dorna Sports has revealed the new 2020 MotoGP calendar, featuring 13 races in Europe and four unconfirmed flyaways.
Rounds in the United States, Argentina, Thailand, and Malaysia are listed with no dates, although Dorna has stated that none will be held after December 13.
Furthermore, the season will be comprised of no more than 17 race weekends, including the Qatar Grand Prix which saw only Moto2 and Moto3 kick off in March.
As such, if all European events go ahead, at least one of the four flyaways will be dropped.
Those Asian and American rounds are to be confirmed no later than July 31, and all 17 which provisionally remain are also subject to “evolution of the pandemic and the approval of the corresponding Governments and authorities.”
Three blocks of three races in as many consecutive weekends follow, the first with the Czech Grand Prix at Brno on August 9, and the Austrian and Styria Grands Prix at the Red Bull Ring on August 16 and August 23.
After two weekends off, Misano similarly plays host on its original date, of September 13, and the following Sunday, with Catalunya on September 27.
The French Grand Prix at Le Mans will take place on October 11, followed by races at Aragon on the weekends immediately after.
Ricardo Tormo is the last venue in the European phase of the season, with the European Grand Prix on November 8 and the Valencia Grand Prix on November 15.
Only four more weekends are available for the maximum three rounds which would take place thereafter.
Grand prix motorcycle racing 2020 calendar Revised
|Rnd||Grand prix||Circuit||Race day|
|1||Qatar*||Losail International Circuit||Mar 8||Moto2 and Moto3 only|
|2||Spain||Circuito de Jerez-Ángel Nieto||Jul 19|
|3||Andalucía||Circuito de Jerez-Ángel Nieto||Jul 26|
|4||Czech Republic||Automotodrom Brno||Aug 9|
|5||Austria||Red Bull Ring-Spielberg||Aug 16|
|6||Styria||Red Bull Ring-Spielberg||Aug 23|
|7||San Marino e Della Riviera di Rimini||Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli||Sep 13|
|8||Emilia Romagna e Della Riviera di Rimini||Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli||Sep 20|
|10||France||Le Mans||Oct 11|
|11||Aragón||MotorLand Aragón||Oct 18|
|12||Teruel||MotorLand Aragón||Oct 25|
|13||Europe||Comunitat Valenciana-Ricardo Tormo||Nov 8|
|14||Comunitat Valenciana||Comunitat Valenciana-Ricardo Tormo||Nov 15|
|Americas**||Circuit of The Americas|
|Argentina**||Termas de Rio Hondo|
|Thailand**||Buriram International Circuit|
|Malaysia**||Sepang International Circuit|
* Evening Race
** Events and dates to be confirmed before the July 31