MotoGP’s chaotic start to the 2020 season has seen its calender reshuffled once again after the US round of the championship has been rescheduled to November 15 due to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.
The race in Austin was meant to take place on April 5 as the new season-opener following the cancellation of the Qatar GP and postponement of the Thailand round, but after a local ‘state of emergency’ was declared, the race was put under threat.
As a result MotoGP’s governing body FIM, IRTA and Dorna have announced that the event has been moved to a later date as a precaution.
The Argentine GP at the Termas Rio Hondo circuit will now host the premier class season opener on April 15, should no further changes take place.
MotoGP had to cancel what would have been the season-opener in Qatar earlier this month, however, Moto2 and Moto3 were able to kick off their respective seasons at the Losail circuit due to already being in the country.
A significant portion of the MotoGP paddock is also based in Italy which was also placed under lockdown on Monday.
Further changes to the schedule had to be made as the Grand Prix of Thailand also postponed the event leading the FIM to reshuffle the calendar.
The move means the Gran Premio de la Comunitat Valenciana will be staged on the following weekend of the 20-22 November.