The Argentine round of the 2020 MotoGP World Championship was among the early events shifted to a later date, due to the coronavirus.

Termas de Rio Hondo had been due to host round four of the season on April 17-19, but was moved to become the penultimate round on November 20-22, where it currently remains.

But while MotoGP has submitted a proposal to start at Jerez in July and is aiming for a total of 10-12 European races (counting repeat visits to the same circuit) a question mark currently hangs over whether there will be any 'flyaway' races this season.

Dorna CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta recently stated that, while the European events are set to be behind closed-doors, Asian races would only be possible if spectators can be present, due to the added costs.

No mention was made of the US or Argentina rounds, which run back-to-back, but speaking to EL LIBERAL, Ezpeleta declared:

"Of course, we [maintain] the possibility of running in Argentina. We have a contract and we hope to be able to close a date together with the relevant authorities and the promoter."

He added: "Racing at Termas behind closed-doors or with the public [present] is something that we will have to look at according to the authorities at the right time."

Organisers of the Argentine round have signalled their intentions to hold a race by offering a 15% discount on tickets for the Termas MotoGP, until the end of May. The event date listed on the ticket promo remains November 20-22.

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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