MotoGP to restart on July 19 with minimum of 13 races as calendar is released – Latest News

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Sport has had to take a backseat across the globe ever since as countries went into lockdown to help lower the spread of the virus.

Three months ago, the season opener in Qatar was ultimately scrapped as the race scheduled for March 8 was called off as the pandemic began.

MotoGP will return amid the coronavirus pandemic with the first race of the 2020 calendar to be on July 19 in Spain at the Circuito de Jerez after March’s season opener in Qatar was cancelled

MotoGP have released their new calendar for the 2020 season

MotoGP’s drivers will be back on the track in a month’s time

Fans will be able to follow MotoGP on TV when the sport returns next month

MotoGP will return behind closed doors as fans of sport face a patient wait before being able to attend events once again.

MotoGP will be back next month after the 2020 calendar was confirmed following the start to the season’s delay due to the coronavirus crisis.

Social distancing remains a focal issue, but racing can be broadcast on TV around the world, and MotoGP’s plan for 2020 has now been confirmed.

With Covid-19 now under greater control, though, sport is being reintroduced while implementing safety measures and new protocols.

A minimum of 13 races will take place this season between July and November, while there could possibly be four more outside of Europe up to December 13.

The first race will be on July 19 at the Circuito de Jerez in Spain.

A statement from MotoGP read: “A minimum of 13 rounds will take place for the Moto2 and Moto3 World Championships in 2020 and 12 for MotoGP after missing the season opener in Qatar.

“The Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas, Grano Premio Motul de la Republica Argentina, OR Thailand Grand Prix and Shell Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix will all be confirmed before July 31st.

“However, we could see a maximum of 17 rounds taking place with four races potentially on the cards outside of Europe between November 22nd and December 13th.

“All dates, events and the eventual attendance of spectators are subject to the evolution of the pandemic and the approval of the corresponding Governments and authorities.”

Fans will also be able to watch all MotoGP races live and exclusively in the UK on BT Sport.

All riders will be back on the track competing in the 2020 season, with Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez seeking an unprecedented ninth World Championship, alongside the likes of MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi and Britain’s Cal Crutchlow.

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