MotoGP organisers Dorna have announced that the Argentinean Grand Prix due to be held next month has been delayed until November due to the ongoing threat of Covid-19.
The Argentina event – held at the Termas de Rio Honda venue – becomes the latest MotoGP race to be cancelled or moved, following the axing of the season opening Qatar GP just under a fortnight ago.
The Thai GP was then delayed until October just 24 hours later, with the US GP being moved to the middle of November.
The Argentina event will now take place on the across on the 20th to 22nd November weekend, a week after the US GP-while the season closer in Valencia will now take place on the 27th-29th November-creating a second triple header on the ’20 schedule.
The season will now provisionally begin with the Spanish GP at Jerez on the 1st-3rd May weekend.
The FIM, IRTA and Dorna Sports regret to announce the postponement of the Gran Premio Motul de la Republica Argentina, which was set to take place from the 17th to the 19th of April,” read the released statement from Dorna.
“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.
“Dates for the Moto2™ and Moto3™ test in Valencia and the MotoGP™ test in Jerez at the end of the year will be decided once the season is underway.”