The new schedule for the 2020 MotoGP race was officially announced. There was a slight change in the schedule which was delayed due to the threat of the coronavirus in various countries.
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The MotoGP primary class race which was originally due to be held on March 8 next in Qatar had to be canceled. This follows the prevention of the spread of the coronavirus in the country.
Besides, the second race scheduled to take place in Thailand was forced to be postponed. Again, the threat of the coronavirus is the main cause.
With the cancellation of the MotoGP race in Qatar, as well as the postponement of the race in Thailand, FIM together with Dorna and IRTA released the new MotoGP 2020 schedule. The announcement was broadcast on the official MotoGP website on Thursday (5/3/2020).
On the new schedule, the race in Qatar only matches the Moto2 and Moto3 classes. Thus, the MotoGP class will only hold 19 races, while Moto2 and Moto3 will still have 20 races.
There is also a new MotoGP primary class starting on April 5. The race will be held in Austin, United States.
Meanwhile, the Thai MotoGP series was postponed to October 4. The change forced the race schedule at Aragon, which was supposed to take place on that date, was advanced one week earlier to September 27.