The next round of MotoGP gossip starting with Jorge Lorenzo on his retirement call and whether he could still make a return to full-time racing…

- Jorge Lorenzo rates himself as 98% retired despite rumours about potentially coming back to MotoGP full-time following his return to Yamaha as its new test rider. Lorenzo, who previously rated his retirement at 99%, is already lined up for a wildcard outing for Yamaha at the Catalan MotoGP. (Sky Sport Italia via AS.com)

- Lorenzo Baldassarri opens up on his exit from the VR46 Riders Academy and feels while it was a risk it became the right decision for him and his future career. The Italian rider secured second place at the 2020 Moto2 opener in Qatar. (GPOne.com)

- Maverick Vinales acknowledges a later finish to the MotoGP season could work in his favour given his typically strong end of year form. (Speedweek)

- Valentino Rossi opens up on how he is dealing with the suspension to the start of the 2020 MotoGP season and being stuck in the ‘red zone’ amid the coronavirus lockdown across Italy. Since March 7th, Rossi has been part of the lockdown in Tavullia amid the coronavirus prevention measures in the country. Rossi says he’s been busy fixing his house and keeping fit while the majority of his VR46 Riders Ranch has also been closed. (La Gazzetta Dello Sport via Speedweek)

- Andrea Iannone has split with his girlfriend Giulia De Lellis, the pair announced separately via their social media channels. (Golssip.it)

 

Latest 2020 MotoGP Calendar (March 11)

Round

Date

Race

Circuit

1

8 March

Qatar (no MotoGP class)

Losail International Circuit

2

3 May

Jerez

Circuito de Jerez - Angel Nieto

3

17 May

France

Le Mans

4

31 May

Italy

Mugello

5

7 June

Catalunya

Circuit de Barcelona - Catalunya

6

21 June

Germany

Sachsenring

7

28 June

Netherlands

TT Circuit Assen

8

12 July

Finland*

KymiRing

9

9 August

Czech Republic

Brno

10

16 August

Austria

Red Bull Ring - Spielberg

11

30 August

Great Britain

Silverstone

12

13 September

San Marino

Misano

13

27 September

Aragon

MotorLand Aragon

14

4 October

Thailand

Chang International Circuit

15

18 October

Japan

Motegi

16

25 October

Australia

Phillip Island

17

1 November

Malaysia

Sepang

18

15 November

Americas

Circuit of the Americas

19

22 November

Argentina

Termas de Rio Hondo

20

29 November

Valencia

Comunitat Valenciana - Ricardo Tormo

 

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