With the coronavirus outbreak yet to be contained in Europe, MotoGP has confirmed that the Spanish Grand Prix at Jerez on May 3 has now been officially postponed.

But unlike the previously delayed events – at Buriram, COTA and Termas de Rio Hondo – no new date has yet been assigned.

"The FIM, IRTA and Dorna Sports regret to announce the postponement of the Red Bull Gran Premio de España, which was set to be held at the Circuito de Jerez-Angel Nieto from the 1st to the 3rd of May. The ongoing coronavirus outbreak has obliged the event to be rescheduled," read a statement from Dorna.

"As the situation remains in a state of constant evolution, a new date for the Spanish GP cannot be confirmed until it becomes clearer when exactly it will be possible to hold the event. A revised calendar will be published as soon as available."

The 2020 premier-class season-opener (originally set for Qatar on March 8) has thus now been provisionally pushed back until Le Mans on May 17, but the French event is already in discussions about a postponement until at least June.

There are also continued doubts about the final May event, at Mugello in Italy, and persistent rumours list Catalunya on June 7 as the earliest likely start date for the disrupted season...

Latest 2020 MotoGP Calendar (March 26)

Round

Date

Race

Circuit

1

8 March

Qatar (no MotoGP class)

Losail International Circuit

2

3 May

Jerez (postponed)

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 (Subject to circuit homologation)

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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