If there is no last minute impediment, the entire MotoGP circus is ready to resume the 2020 season with significant changes. It is evident that we are not referring to technical or pilot issues, but to the environment that surrounds this great event. Many variations in terms of infrastructure and public assistance that at least in these first post-COVID19 tests will be different from what we were normally used to. There are currently 13 confirmed dates and 4 pending. July 31 is the limit to receive the approval or denial of the grand prizes of the US, Argentina, Thailand and Malaysia that, for obvious reasons, have not yet decided definitively while waiting to see how the pandemic evolves in their respective countries.
Therefore, the MotoGP calendar is as follows:
July 17-19: Spanish GP – Jerez-Ángel Nieto Circuit
July 24-26: Andalusian GP – Jerez-Ángel Nieto Circuit
07-09 August: GP of the Czech Republic – Automotodrom Brno
August 14-16: Austrian GP – Red Bull Ring Spielberg
August 21-23: Styria GP – Red Bull Ring Spielberg
September 11-13: GP of San Marino and the Riviera di Rimini – Misano
September 18-20: GP of the Emilia Romagna and the Riviera di Rimini – Misano
September 25-27: GP de Catalunya – Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
09-11 October: French GP – Le Mans
16-18 October: GP of Aragon – MotorLand Aragón
October 23-25: Teruel GP – MotorLand Aragón
November 8: European GP – Circuit Ricardo Tormo
November 15: Valencian Community GP – Circuit Ricardo Tormo
Spain will host 7 grand prizes significantly supporting the entire 2020 calendar, although it is also normal if we think that DORNA, the organizing company, is Spanish.
Regarding the physical care of all participants, whether staff or teams, they must comply with a series of very severe protocols to prevent any unwanted outbreak. The races will be without a live audience, with a maximum of 1,200 people on the circuit. The teams must submit a PCR test done a maximum of 4 days before traveling, in addition to the tests that will be carried out on the circuits every weekend. All the control will be very exhaustive and rigorous and whoever skips it will be penalized.
We hope that everything goes very well and that we can return to normality as soon as possible.