MotoGP Set To Release Revised 2020 Calendar
MotoGP is expected to announce a reworked schedule next week for a season it hopes to start in July, championship organizers said Wednesday.
“We hope to present our calendar next week,” said Dorna chief executive Carmelo Ezpeleta in a video on the MotoGP website.
According to chief, it will be start mid-July in Jerez, Spain if all works in favor. The later races will be at the beginning of November, making around 12 to 13 rounds.
“MotoGP benefactor are expecting Spanish administration consent to begin the series with back-to-back races at the Jerez session from mid-July to the end of the July.
The 2020 season was due to start on March 8 in Qatar, but only Moto2 and Moto3 races went ahead before strict quarantine measures were imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Several races were postponed, while seven have been scrapped.
About the four non-European games that haven’t been suspended, which includes Thailand, Malaysia, the US, and Argentina, organization have a time limit till the end of July to inform everyone if we will proceed or postponed,” remarked Dorna cheif executive.
“That means after two races of this year we will see if the calendar is 12, 13, or any more, with a maximum of 16,” he added, explaining that stringent health measures had been put in place to resume the championship.