Coronavirus: MotoGP Argentina postponed until November

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After yesterday’s news that the Argentine MXGP round had been postponed, the MotoGP round at Termas De Rio Hondo has also been put back until November 22 due to the coronavirus outbreak.

It means the season finale at Valencia will now run during the last weekend in November, which is pushing the weather, even for southern Spain.

The season will now begin at Jerez on May 3.

A statement from the FIM reads:

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.

Updated calendar

08 March Qatar* (Moto2&Moto3 only) Losail International Circuit
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 Americas Circuit of the Americas
22 November Republica Argentina Termas de Rio Hondo
29 November Comunitat Valenciana Comunitat Valenciana-Ricardo Tormo