Official: Thailand, Argentina and Malaysia canceled in MotoGP

The FIM, IRTA and Dorna Sports have announced that due to COVID-19, the tests that had to be held in Chang, Termas de Río Hondo and Sepang are canceled.


There is already a definitive schedule for the 2020 MotoGP World Championship. Despite the fact that the 2020 season has already kicked off with a double race in Jerez de la Frontera (July 19-26), the FIM, IRTA and Dorna Sports They still had to determine before July 31, after examining the evolution of the world coronavirus crisis, if the Grand Prix of Thailand, Malaysia and Argentina were part of this year's lunary. And the answer has been no.

"The FIM, IRTA and Dorna Sports regret to announce the cancellation of the Motul Grand Prix of the Argentine Republic, the OR Grand Prix of Thailand and the Malaysian Shell Grand Prix of 2020. Previously postponed, the current coronavirus outbreak and the complications derived It now unfortunately forces us to confirm the cancellation of the events, however we can now announce that an additional Grand Prix will be added to the calendar of the 2020 FIM MotoGP World Championship. After the Motul Grand Prix of the Valencian Community, another Racing weekend will take place from November 20 to 22 on a European circuit, becoming the 'season finale' of 2020. More details on the scene of the celebration of said Grand Prix will be confirmed on Monday, August 10. "reads the press release provided by the championship.

"It is with great regret that we announce the cancellation of this season's Argentina, Thailand and Malaysia Grand Prix. They will be sorely missed on the 2020 calendar. The passion of fans who often travel between continents to enjoy MotoGP ™ With us at Termas de Río Hondo, Buriram and Sepang it is incredible, always creating an incredible atmosphere welcoming the sport, however we are delighted to add another Grand Prix in Europe to the 2020 calendar, and we reveal our new agreement with which the MotoGP races will visit Thailand and Buriram until at least 2026. We are looking forward to returning to Thailand, Argentina and Malaysia next year and, as always, I would like to thank the fans for their patience and understanding, "admits Carmelo Ezpeleta, CEO of Dorna Sports.

"I want to thank Dorna, all the teams, the national federations and the local organizers for allowing us to get back on track. In doing so, we adapt daily and we will have a very complete and competitive FIM MotoGP World Championship in 2020 The location of the 15th Grand Prix will be announced soon and we will return stronger than ever! "Says Jorge Viegas, President of the FIM.

With this announcement and after the celebration of the Grand Prix of Spain and Andalusia 2020, the queen class will resume its activity on August 9 in the Czech Republic. Brno, together with Montmeló (September 27), Le Mans (October 11) and the race that will be announced on August 10 as the checkered flag of the 2020 season, are the only circuits in the yearbook that will only host a 2020 appointment of the highest category of motorcycling, since the 22 riders who make up the MotoGP grid will race twice, as in Jerez-Ángel Nieto, in the Red Bull Ring (August 16-23), Misano (13-20 September), MotorLand Aragón (October 18-25) and Cheste (November 8-15) .

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