Double-header MotoGP races on the coronavirus measures list

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MotoGP could adopt a Superbike-style race weekend to counter the coronavirus outbreak and run two races over a weekend.

The series, which has postponed its opening two premier-class races and looks set to also delay the Austin meeting, has to run at least 13 races in a year to make it a viable championship and to satisfy the contract between rights-holder Dorna and the FIM.

FIM president Jorge Viegas has double-header race weekends on the list of possibles to make it happen, among other things.

“Right now I have total confidence that the championship will have more than 13 races. If we have to run in January, we will,” he said.

“We can hold two grands prix in the same weekend or run behind closed doors. All that if there is no other solution.

“In the current situation there are no taboos. You have to be flexible and have imagination.”