MotoGP organisers Dorna Sports has confirmed that it has approached the Andalusia government to hold a pair of races at the Jerez circuit in mid-July.
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 Covid-19.
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 globe.
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 pencilled in.