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Updated MotoGP calendar announced

With the postponement of Thailand and cancellation of Qatar, a new 2020 MotoGP calendar has been released by Dorna

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A revised 2020 MotoGP calendar has been announced after the cancellation of the MotoGP class from the opening rounds and the postponement of the Thai round until later in the year.

The changes to the calendar have been made in response to the global threat of COVID-19, a virus that originated in China and has now spread to Europe and North America.

With the Moto2 and Moto3 teams already in Qatar from a pre-season test, it was judged safe to keep them there in anticipation of the start of the season. With so many of the MotoGP teams, riders and Dorna staff hailing from Spain and Italy, two countries that have been more affected by the illness, it was agreed best to ask them to remain at home.

As a result, the MotoGP class will not run at the opening Qatar round, with the Moto2 class being promoted to the primetime evening race slot, competing under the lights in anger for the first time.

Another round affected by the outbreak is the Thai MotoGP round at the Chang International Circuit. Scheduled to take place 22nd March, that round has been postponed until the end of the season, now set to take place 4th October.

A full and confirmed MotoGP calendar can be found below.

All dates correct at time of publishing.

2020 MotoGP calendar - UPDATED

Date

Grand prix

Circuit

08 March

Qatar* (Moto2&Moto3 only)

Losail International Circuit

05 April

Americas

Circuit of the Americas

19 April

Republica Argentina

Termas de Rio Hondo

03 May

Spain

Circuito de Jerez – Ángel Nieto

17 May

France

Le Mans

31 May

Italy

Autodromo del Mugello

07 June

Catalunya

Barcelona - Catalunya

21 June

Germany

Sachsenring

28 June

Netherlands

TT Circuit Assen

12 July

Finland**

KymiRing

09 August

Czech Republic

Automotodrom Brno

16 August

Austria

Red Bull Ring-Spielberg

30 August

Great Britain

Silverstone

13 September

San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini

Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli

27 September

Aragón

MotorLand Aragón

04 October

Thailand

Chang International Circuit

18 October

Japan

Twin Ring Motegi

25 October

Australia

Philip Island

01 November

Malaysia

Sepang International Circuit

15 November

Comunitat Valenciana

Comunitat Valenciana-Ricardo Tormo

*Night race