The promoter of MotoGP on June 11 announced that the MotoGP is back in Europe, featuring 13 rounds. By the end of July, four overseas races are confirmed, and these will be resumed by the 15th of July for testing at Jerez before the beginning of the full-tilt calendar. Finally, MotoGP 2020 Announced its Revised Schedule.
The two back to back rounds will begin from July 19 to 26, as stated by Dorna boss Carmela Ezpeleta. The three of Czech GP will start at Brno on 9th August, and in Austria by August 16 to 23. The races held on September 13, 20, and the tracks of Catalan and French GP will begin on 27 September and October 11, while the Italian Grand Prix is canceled. The European calendar will be closed when the final rounds of Valencia will be held on 8 and 15 of November, only if the other races don’t continue.
“The possibilities are only obtained by the hard work of promoters and our side.”
By the end of July, the four flyaway races’ decisions that will be held in Argentina, United States, Thailand, and the Malaysian Grand Prix will be made. The confirm decision is still pending, but it has a chance of spectators to get open doors.
Ezpeleta states that it’s due to our and the promoters’ hard work that we achieved these possibilities, the calendar was proposed after the approval of the protocol. The races will repeat as we have individual circuits because it is easy in this way to maintain contract and movement.
If it’s possible outside Europe, then the 13 races will be confirmed, which is quite impressive. By the end of July, the tracks outside of Europe shall be established, including the manufactures and team agreement, to wrap up the championship by 13th December.
The circus of MotoGP will be quite different than usual and will be restarted in an isolated way. The movements of NASCAR and IndyCar teams will be limited to only hotels and circuits. Only 1300 people will be allowed in the paddock as the protocol is stringent.
“The protocol is the most difficult one, and if things get better, some changes will be made with authorities agreement,” as Dorna stated.
Only a minimum of people of number and tv production will be allowed. No media, guests, and spectators will be recognized as the MotoGP paddock will be shielded from the world. The COVID 19 testings will be done four days before the race begins and this is the plan of logistics.
Eigh circuits will host the entire season. Marc Márquez won the racetracks in 2019, but he didn’t win the races of Austria and came on the second position after Andrea Dovizioso, the Ducati rider. It was not possible to beat the Honda rider in such a case. Now, the grid will be made balanced by Yamaha will Maverick Vinales, Valentino Rossi and Fabio Quartararo in which Doviozioso determines the close Gap on Ducati Desmosedici.