There are 20 appointments in the 2020 MotoGP calendar, one more than last season. Finland, a new addition to the Championship, will celebrate its GP at the Kymiring Circuit from the 10th to the 12th of July.
Another difference with last year’s calendar is the bringing forward of the ThaiGP, which will now come second in the year, pushing the ArgentinianGP to the fourth place in the season (17th – 19th of March).
The MotoGP World Championship will again start with the QatarGP (8th of March) and end in Valencia (15th of November). As per the Spanish appointments, the country retains all four of them.
The first of such dates, and also first of the European leg of the season, will be the Spanish GP from the 1st to the 3rd of May in Jerez. A month later (5th -7th of June) it will be the turn of the Catalonia GP at the Barcelona Circuit in Montmeló.
In the last, and probably decisive, stretch of the Championship, Spain will host the Aragón GP. The tarmac of the Motorland Circuit in Alcañiz (Teruel) will bear witness of the antepenultimate date of the season.
As tradition dictates, the grand finale of the World Championship will be the ValenciaGP at the Ricardo Tormo Autodrome in Cheste from the 13th to the 15th of Novembre.
At that point, we will already know if Marc Marquez has managed to take his seventh crown and become the most successful pilot in the history of MotoGP. If he does so, he would break his current tie with Italian legend Valentino Rossi.
The biggest changes in Premier Class, however, are not expected until 2021. There are several countries which would like to be included in that year’s World Championship calendar.
Some of the strongest candidates so far are Portugal and Mexico as well as Belgium, which could return to host the MotoGP at the Spa-Francorchamps.
In order to accommodate as many candidates as possible, Dorna, the company that manages the championship, is currently thinking about lengthening the season to 22 races.
In any case, MotoGP fans now have to wait for the 82 days between the last race of 2019 in Valencia and the first winter tests to see their heroes on the track again.
The first of the two testing sessions start on the seventh of February at the Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia and fifteen days late the second round will take place on the track of Losail in Qatar.
Two weeks after that and it will be time for the first race of the Championship at that very same Persian Gulf country. But before all of that, here is the 2020 MotoGP calendar.
2020 MotoGP calendar
- March 8th: Qatar Grand Prix – Losail.
- March 22th: Thailand Grand Prix – Buriram.
- April 5th: Americas Grand Prix – Austin.
- April 19th: Argentina Grand Prix – Termas de Río Hondo.
- May 3rd: Spanish Grand Prix – Jerez.
- May 17th: French Grand Prix – Le Mans.
- May 31st: Italian Grand Prix – Mugello.
- June 7th: Catalan Grand Prix – Barcelona.
- June 21st: German Grand Prix – Sachsenring.
- June 28th: Dutch Grand Prix – Assen.
- July 12nd: Finland Grand Prix – Kymiring.
- August 9th: Czech Grand Prix – Brno.
- August 16th: Austrian Grand Prix – Red Bull Ring.
- August 30th: British Grand Prix – Silverstone.
- September 13rd: San Marino Grand Prix – Misano.
- October 4th: Aragon Grand Prix – MotorLand.
- October 18th: Japanese Grand Prix – Motegi.
- October 25th : Australian Grand Prix – Phillip Island.
- November 1st: Malaysian Grand Prix – Sepang.
- November 15th: Valencia Grand Prix – Cheste.
Images of ‘2020 MotoGP calendar’: Honda HRC.