By now, not a day passes that the MotoGP calendar does not undergo changes due to the Coronavirus outbreak that is affecting the entire world. The Argentina GP, scheduled for April 17th, has been postponed to November 22nd, while the Valencia GP is scheduled for April 29th. There is still no answer as to whether or not the winter tests can be scheduled in Jerez.
Below is the official press release and the updated calendar.
“Due to the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak, the Argentina GP has been postponed.
The FIM, IRTA, and Dorna Sports regret to announce the postponement of the Gran Premio Motul de la Republica Argentina, which was set to take place from the 17th to the 19th of April. Due to the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak, the event has been rescheduled for later in the season and will now take place from the 20th to the 22nd of November.
The Gran Premio Motul de la Comunitat Valenciana will, therefore, now be held from the 27th to the 29th of November.
The Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas retains its new date from the 13th to the 15th of November, a week before the rescheduled Gran Premio Motul de la Republica Argentina.
Following these schedule changes, the 2020 MotoGP™ class season is now set to begin with the Gran Premio Red Bull de España at the Circuito de Jerez-Angel Nieto from the 1st to the 3rd of May 2020.
Dates for the Moto2™ and Moto3™ test in Valencia and the MotoGP™ test in Jerez at the end of the year will be decided once the season is underway.”