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