By the time opening MotoGP practice gets underway at the Jerez season-opener on the morning of Friday, July 17, almost five months will have passed since the end of the Qatar Test.

While some riders will have taken part in private testing prior to the Spanish Grand Prix - so far only KTM's Pol Espargaro has been back on a grand prix prototype, but Aprilia is planning an outing at Misano this week - an Official MotoGP test is scheduled for the Wednesday before the race weekend, to ensure that riders, teams and machines get back up to speed.

But it won't just be MotoGP on track.

All four classes - MotoGP, Moto2, Moto3 and MotoE - that are set to take part in the Spanish Grand Prix weekend will be given testing time, during what will be a busy day of track activity.

There will be two 90-minute sessions for MotoGP, starting at 10am and 2pm, plus two 40-minute sessions each for Moto2 and Moto3, while MotoE is set for three 30-minute outings.

Scorching temperatures are expected for the back-to-back July rounds, with the original Jerez event postponed since early May due to the coronavirus.

The revised 2020 MotoGP calendar should be released later this week.

Wednesday test schedule – Jerez:

08:30-9:00 MotoE

09:10-9:50 Moto3

10:00-11:30 MotoGP

11:40-12:20 Moto2

12:30-13:00 MotoE

13:10-13:50 Moto3

14:00-15:30 MotoGP

15:40-16:20 Moto2

16:30-17:00 MotoE

 

Latest 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

 

30 August

Great Britain (cancelled)

Silverstone

 

25 October

Australia (cancelled)

Phillip Island

 

18 October

Japan (cancelled)

Motegi

 

15 July

Official Test (proposed)

Jerez

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

  
 

30 August

  
 

6 September

  

5

13 September

San Marino

Misano

 

20 September

  

6

27 September

Aragon

Aragon (rescheduled)

7

4 October

Thailand

Buriram (rescheduled)

 

11 October

  
 

18 October

  
 

25 October

  

8

1 November

Malaysia

Sepang

 

8 November

  

9

15 November

Americas

COTA (rescheduled)

10

22 November

Argentina

Termas de Rio Hondo (rescheduled)

11

29 November

Valencia

Ricardo Tormo (rescheduled)

 

6 December

 

 

 

13 December

 

Mid-December cut-off for races outside Europe