Motorcycle Racing News MotoGP 2020 MotoGP Schedule: 13- or 16-Round Calendar (Updated July 11)

2020 MotoGP Schedule: 13- or 16-Round Calendar (Updated July 11)

NOTE: This calendar was updated July 11 with changes due to COVID-19 regulations. The Grand Prix of the Americans will not be held in 2020. The story reflects the original schedule.

Dorna has finalized the 2020 MotoGP schedule, which features some significant changes over the 2019 calendar.

The 2020 MotoGP calendar grows one round to 20, due to the inclusion of the Finland Grand Prix at KymiRing in Litti, Finland.

2020 MotoGP Schedule: 20-Round Calendar Marc Marquez
2019 MotoGP Champion Marc Marquez

KymiRing is contracted to host MotoGP for five years and brings back world-stage motorcycle racing to Finland for the first time since 1983. Grand Prix motorcycle racing was first held in Finland in 1962 and 1963 in Tampere. From 1964 through 1983, the series occurred in Imatra.

The other significant change on the 2020 schedule is a change of date for the Thai Grand Prix at Thailand’s Chang International Circuit, which debuted on the 2018 MotoGP calendar.

The round moves from October to March 22 when Chang will host round 2.

The 2020 MotoGP calendar begins March 8 under the floodlights in Qatar, and once again concludes at Spain’s Valencia circuit on November 15.

Also included is the 2020 MotoGP test schedule.

Valentino Rossi heads to 2020 MotoGP
Yamaha’s Valentino Rossi

2020 MotoGP Schedule

> March 8: Qatar GP, Losail International Circuit, Qatar (Moto2 and Moto3 only; MotoGP canceled due to COVID-19 outbreak)

1. July 19: Spanish GP, Circuito de Jerez – Ángel Nieto, Spain

2. July 26: Andalusia GP, Circuito de Jerez – Ángel Nieto, Spain

3. August 9: Czech GP, Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic

4. August 16: Austrian GP, Red Bull Ring – Spielberg, Austria

5. August 23: Styria GP, Red Bull Ring – Spielberg, Austria

6. September 13: San Marino GP, Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, San Marino

7. September 20: Emilia Romagna GP, Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, San Marino

8. September 27: Catalunya GP, Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Spain

9. October 11: Le Mans GP, Circuit de la Sarthe, France

10. October 18: Aragón GP, MotorLand Aragón, Spain

11. October 18: Teruel GP, MotorLand Aragón, Spain

12. November 8: European GP, Circuit Ricardo Tormo, Spain

13. November 15: Comunitat Valencian GP, Circuit Ricardo Tormo, Spain

Race Dates To Be Determined by July 31

Argentina GP, Termas de Rio Hondo, Argentina

Thai GP, Chang International Circuit, Thailand

Malaysian GP, Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia

Canceled Rounds

Australian GP, Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, Australia

British GP, Silverstone Circuit, UK

Dutch GP, TT Circuit Assen, The Netherlands

Finnish GP, KymiRing, Finland

German GP, Sachsenring, Germany

GP of the Americas, Circuit of the Americas, United States

Italian GP, Autodromo di Mugello, Italy

Japanese GP, Twin Ring Motegi, Japan

2020 MotoGP Test Schedule

  • February 2-4: Sepang Shakedown, Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia
  • February 7-9: Sepang Test, Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia
  • February 22-24: Qatar Test, Losail International Circuit, Qatar

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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