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MotoGP 2020: Full calendar of racing on the cards despite multiple races being rescheduled

Team OD  | Updated: March 13, 2020, 09:52 PM IST

MotoGP boss, Carmelo Ezpeleta, says that the 2020 world championship will run a full season despite the Coronavirus pandemic.

The MotoGP organisers cancelled the premier class of the season-opening race at Qatar due to a travel ban on anyone who'd spent time in Italy during the two weeks leading up to the grand prix. Moto2 and Moto3 races continued as scheduled, since all the riders were already at the Losail track for pre-season testing.

Soon after that, the calendar saw further alterations. The races in Thailand, the US, and Argentina were postponed.

The first premier class race, and the next round of the MotoGP championship, is now set to be the Spanish Grand Prix at Jerez between May 1 and 3.

While the missed premier-class race of Qatar hasn't been slotted in anywhere else, the rest of the races are scheduled to run according to the new calendar. In the meanwhile, Ezpeleta has stated that officials are aware that further calendar changes might be needed, and if this is the case, races will be rescheduled, and a full season will run even if it means the racing continues till December or beyond.

Revised 2020 MotoGP Calendar

Round 1  8 March  Qatar  Losail International Circuit*

Round 2  3 May  Jerez  Circuito de Jerez

Round 3  17 May  France  Le Mans

Round 4  31 May  Italy  Mugello

Round 5  7 June  Catalunya  Circuit de Catalunya

Round 6  21 June  Germany  Sachsenring

Round 7  28 June  Netherlands  TT Circuit Assen

Round 8  12 July  Finland  Kymi Ring

Round 9  9 August  Czech Republic  Brno

Round 10  16 August  Austria  Red Bull Ring

Round 11  30 August  Great Britain  Silverstone

Round 12  13 September  San Marino  Misano

Round 13  27 September  Aragon  MotorLand Aragon

Round 14  4 October  Thailand  Chang International Circuit

Round 15  18 October  Japan  Motegi

Round 16  25 October  Australia  Phillip Island

Round 17  1 November  Malaysia  Sepang

Round 18  15 November Americas  Circuit of the Americas

Round 19  22 November  Argentina  Termas de Rio Hondo

Round 20  29 November  Valencia  Circuit Ricardo Tormo

*Only Moto2 and Moto3

Tags: motorsport  |  motogp  |  Carmelo Ezpeleta  |  Dorna  |  FIM  |  MotoGP calendar  |  2020 MotoGP Calendar
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