Dorna CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta says the upcoming Valencia rounds of the 2020 MotoGP World Championship are currently not affected by the Spanish government's decision to approve a State of Alarm in response to rising Covid cases.

"At the moment nothing has changed. A state of alarm in Spain, in principal, doesn't impact our situation," Ezpeleta said.

The new measures include a national night-time curfew between the hours of 23:00 and 06:00, with an hour of flexibility for each region.

"We're working during the race, and if there are restrictions on movement after 22:00 until the morning, it doesn't impact us," Ezpeleta added.

"At the moment we can continue.

"In any case we're in close contact with authorities in each place, and at the moment we didn't receive any kind of information about it."

The situation would become more complicated if travel restrictions between each region are imposed.

Meanwhile, Ezpeleta is confident that MotoGP has shown it's testing and monitoring protocols can detect and isolate Covid cases before widespread transmission.

The most high-profile Covid case to date has been nine-time world champion Valentino Rossi, forced to withdraw from both Aragon rounds. Jorge Martin (Moto2) and Tony Arbolino (Moto3) were also forced to miss events.

"We are controlling the cases, there were some in Austria, and then in any place there have been one or two people who have been home and then have some problems before they return - some riders and some workers in the paddock," said Ezpeleta.

"But the most important thing is that, through the tests we're doing, we are able to control everything and know what the situation is.

"In principal right now we don't see any problems in the future, but I repeat, we're in close contact with authorities in each place. The remaining places are Valencia and Portimao, and at the moment we didn't receive any queries."

The Valencia rounds are scheduled for November 8 and 15, with the new Portuguese finale on November 22.

Revised 2020 MotoGP Calendar (including free weekends)

Round

Date

Race

Circuit

1

19 July

Spain

Jerez

2

26 July

Andalusia

Jerez

 

2 August

 

 

3

9 August

Czech Republic

Brno

4

16 August

Austria

Red Bull Ring

5

23 August

Styria

Red Bull Ring

 

30 August

  
 

6 September

  

6

13 September

San Marino e Della Riviera di Rimini

Misano

7

20 September

Emilia Romagna e Della Riviera di Rimini

Misano

8

27 September

Catalunya

Barcelona

 

4 October

  

9

11 October

France

Le Mans

10

18 October

Aragon

Aragon

11

25 October

Teruel

Aragon

 

1 November

  

12

8 November

Europe

Ricardo Tormo

13

15 November

Comunitat Valenciana

Ricardo Tormo

14

22 November

Portugal

Portimao

MotoGP 2020: List of Cancelled events

1

8 March

Qatar (MotoGP class)

Losail

2

31 May

Italy

Mugello

3

21 June

Germany

Sachsenring

4

28 June

Netherlands

Assen

5

12 July

Finland

KymiRing

6

30 August

Great Britain

Silverstone

7

4 October

Thailand

Buriram

8

18 October

Japan

Motegi

9

25 October

Australia

Phillip Island

10

1 November

Malaysia

Sepang

11

15 November

Americas

COTA

12

22 November

Argentina

Termas de Rio Hondo

 

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