Organisers for the French MotoGP event at Le Mans say they are in discussions to arrange a new October date for the suspended round.

The event was due to take place this weekend as the sixth round of the 2020 MotoGP World Championship but is currently one of four races to be postponed without a new date assigned to it.

Though France has initiated strict rules on holding sporting events until the end of summer, French MotoGP organisers are hopeful an improved situation in the Autumn will allow them to arrange new date.

As it stands, Dorna is busily drawing up a revised calendar for the 2020 season but has already stated it intends to kick off the season on July 19 in Jerez, followed by another round at the same venue a week later.

“As the organiser of the French round of the MotoGP™ World Championship, we’re working continuously to try to organise the 2020 Shark Helmets French Grand Prix in the first two weeks of October.

“The possibility is yet to be confirmed but in the coming weeks we hope for positive developments in the health situation, despite the uncertainty that hangs over highly-populated events with regards to respecting the regulations put in place by the government.”

Proposed 2020 MotoGP Calendar (including free weekends)

Round

Date

Race

Circuit

 

8 March

Qatar (MotoGP cancelled)

Losail

 

17 May

France (postponed)

Le Mans

 

31 May

Italy (postponed)

Mugello

 

7 June

Catalunya (postponed)

Barcelona

 

21 June

Germany (cancelled)

Sachsenring

 

28 June

Netherlands (cancelled)

Assen

 

12 July

Finland (cancelled)

KymiRing

1

19 July

Spain (proposed)

Jerez (rescheduled)

2

26 July

Andalusia (proposed)

Jerez

 

2 August

 

 

3

9 August

Czech Republic

Brno

4

16 August

Austria

Red Bull Ring

 

23 August

  

5

30 August

Great Britain

Silverstone

 

6 September

  

6

13 September

San Marino

Misano

 

20 September

  

7

27 September

Aragon

Aragon (rescheduled)

8

4 October

Thailand

Buriram (rescheduled)

 

11 October

  

9

18 October

Japan

Motegi

10

25 October

Australia

Phillip Island

11

1 November

Malaysia

Sepang

 

8 November

  

12

15 November

Americas

COTA (rescheduled)

13

22 November

Argentina

Termas de Rio Hondo (rescheduled)

14

29 November

Valencia

Ricardo Tormo (rescheduled)

November seen as cut-off for European races

 

6 December

 

 

 

13 December

 

Mid-December seen as cut-off for races outside Europe

 

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