Testing Dates Mean Finland MotoGP Race Becomes More Real

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The chance of there being 20 races on the MotoGP calendar in 2020 drew closer today, with the announcement that the Finnish track will be ready to host a MotoGP test later this year.

As such, on August 19th and 20th, the factory test teams will spend two days trying out the surface and facilities at the Kymiring in Finland. 

The circuit has let Dorna know that the track will be ready to host a test on those dates. There, the factory test teams will test the surface and gather data for Michelin, to allow them to select the appropriate tires for the race to be held there.

If the test is deemed a success, then the Kymiring will be added to the MotoGP calendar for 2020. That will bring the total number of races up to 20, the current maximum specified by the contract between the teams, IRTA, and Dorna.

It is uncertain whether there will be a test with the full MotoGP grid ahead of any race at the circuit, as scheduling a test could be difficult. Instead, practice could be extended to give the teams and riders more time to find a setup during the race weekend. 

Source: MotoGP

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