The COVID-19 pandemic has once again reshaped the 2020 MotoGP calendar, though this change had long been expected.
Today, Dorna and the FIM announced that the three races outside Europe still on the calendar – in Argentina, Malaysia, and Thailand – have all been canceled. Taking their place at the end of the season is one extra race, officially unspecified as yet.
Though the FIM have said officially that the final circuit is to be announced on August 10th, after the next round of MotoGP at Brno, reports are circulating that the race is set to be held at Portimao in Portugal.
This does not come as a surprise, given that the Portuguese track has been a reserve on the calendar for some time. Prior to the pandemic, Dorna had been considering putting Portimao into the rotation of five tracks on the Iberian peninsula which would share out three races each year between them.
Below is the revised and updated 2020 MotoGP Championship calendar:
|July 15th||Circuito de Jerez – Ángel Nieto||Test for MotoGP, Moto2, Moto3|
|July 19th||Spain||Circuito de Jerez – Ángel Nieto||MotoE|
|July 26th||Andalusia||Circuito de Jerez – Ángel Nieto||MotoE|
|August 9th||Czech Republic||Automotodrom Brno|
|August 16th||Austria||Red Bull Ring-Spielberg|
|August 23rd||Austria||Red Bull Ring-Spielberg|
|September 13th||San Marino||Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli|
|September 20th||San Marino||MotoE|
|September 27th||Catalunya||Barcelona – Catalunya|
|October 11th||France||Le Mans||MotoE|
|October 18th||Aragón||MotorLand Aragón|
|October 25th||Aragón||MotorLand Aragón|
|November 8th||Valencia||Comunitat Valenciana-Ricardo Tormo|
|November 15th||Valencia||Comunitat Valenciana-Ricardo Tormo|
|November 22nd||TBA||TBA||Believed to be Portimao|
All dates, events and the eventual attendance of spectators are subject to the evolution of the pandemic and the approval of the corresponding Governments and authorities.