MotoGP's pair of season-openers at Jerez on July 19 and 26 will be true 'closed-door' events, with no fans in attendance.

But tickets are still on sale for the following Brno round, on August 7-9, with the Czech venue among a number of circuits that have not yet given up hope of welcoming at least some spectators this season.

After Brno will be the Red Bull Ring in Austria (August 16 and 23), which has 'temporarily suspended' ticket sales while awaiting a government ruling on the presence of fans:

'The Motorcycle World Championship 2020 cannot take place in front of an audience at the Red Bull Ring as planned. Whether and how many spectators will be present at Spielberg depends on the official regulations which are valid at the time of the two race weekends in August.'

Misano, now confirmed as hosting two back-to-back MotoGPs in September, is keeping its fingers crossed that further easing of coronavirus restrictions will allow some fans at the track.

'The two Grand Prix will take place in compliance with all safety regulations, and therefore - at the moment - without a live audience,' read an update from the Misano Circuit, 'but with the hope that the conditions can be created for the stands of the Misano World Circuit to welcome at least some spectators'.

Dorna CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta acknowledged that, "Even if for the moment the [Misano] races are scheduled without spectators, they will be in September and we will see what will happen between now and then."

But the following round in Barcelona seems to have ruled out such a possibility: 'The Catalan racetrack will be the venue of the eighth round of the MotoGP season, and there will be no spectator attendance.

'This decision follows the prevention measures established by the authorities for the containment of COVID-19 and thus guarantee the safety and health of everyone during the event.

'Spectators already holding a ticket... have different options available, including to keep their tickets to enjoy the Grand Prix in 2021 or the refund of the ticket price'.

The championship then moves on to Le Mans in France, which is also hoping for a change in government restrictions.

'To date, the government rules in place do not allow us to envisage a friendly, festive event, with many events and free movement of the public within the precincts of the circuit. But let's not exclude the hypothesis of considering the presence of the public... by the month of October.'

The penultimate circuit on the new schedule is Aragon, where tickets are listed as 'coming soon'. The European season is then due to conclude with a double-header at Valencia on November 8 and 15:

'Depending on the evolution of the pandemic and always taking into account the decision of the health authorities in this regard, both the Grand Prix of Europe and the Grand Prix of the Valencian Community could be held with the public in the stands,' declared the Ricardo Tormo circuit.

A decision on adding any flyaway rounds will be made by the end of July and, due to the added costs, will depend on spectators being allowed at the track by late November/early December.

Revised 2020 MotoGP Calendar

Round

Date

Race

Circuit

1

19 July

Spain

Jerez

2

26 July

Andalusia

Jerez

3

9 August

Czech Republic

Brno

4

16 August

Austria

Red Bull Ring

5

23 August

Styria

Red Bull Ring

6

13 September

San Marino

Misano

7

20 September

Emilia Romagna

Misano

8

27 September

Catalunya

Barcelona

9

11 October

France

Le Mans

10

18 October

Aragon

Aragon

11

25 October

Teruel

Aragon

12

8 November

Europe

Ricardo Tormo

13

15 November

Valencia

Ricardo Tormo

 

TBC

Thailand

Buriram

 

TBC

Malaysia

Sepang

 

TBC

Americas

COTA

 

TBC

Argentina

Termas de Rio Hondo

 

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