MotoGP organisers Dorna Sports has confirmed that it has
approached the Andalusia government to hold a pair of races at the Jerez circuit
Reports surfaced last weekend that Dorna were getting ever
closer to finally getting the MotoGP season underway with a pair of contests at
the Spanish venue, which was due to host the fifth round of the championship in
early May before being postponed by tightening restrictions in Spain due to
Should the Andalusia government and the City Council of Jerez
de la Frontera green-light Dorna’s proposal-to hold two grands prix under the
Grand Prix of Spain and Grand Prix of Andalusia banners on weekends on July 19th
and 26th-they will likely be held with no fans present as a
precautionary measure against Covid-19.
The first 11 races in this year’s MotoGP schedule have been
postponed or cancelled as Covid-19 continues to hold a tight grip around the
Following the planned Jerez outings, it is likely that the
Czech GP at Brno will follow, although several postponed races have yet to receive
new dates so this could be subject to significant change.
The German, Dutch and inaugural Finnish GP’s were all
cancelled completely last week as new dates couldn’t be found, with all three
set to go ahead in ’21 instead.
The World Superbike Championship-the second series run by
Dorna- has also announced plans to run its first event since the season opener
at Phillip Island at Jerez, with an August 2nd date currently