- Might some fans be allowed at next month's season-opening MotoGP rounds at Jerez?

It seemed like an impossible idea just weeks ago, as Europe battled to control the coronavirus, but Jerez City Council is reported to have requested a meeting with Dorna to discuss the possibility of having a limited number of spectators trackside for the back-to-back MotoGP rounds and following WorldSBK event. (AS.com)

- "Valentino is terrified of quitting, while Dovi wants to quit" – a powerful quote by veteran rider manager Carlo Pernat, when asked by GPOne.com if unsigned Italians Valentino Rossi and Andrea Dovizioso were in the same situation regarding the 2021 MotoGP season.

"[Dovi] is mentally very tired and reflecting on what to do," Pernat added.

The Italian also stated that "a place could be found" for retired champion Jorge Lorenzo "if he shows he is a racer and doesn’t spend his days by the pool", while describing the Petrucci-KTM deal as '80% done'. [GPOne.com]

- Japanese star Takaaki Nakagami, one of the few MotoGP riders still outside of Europe, has made his return to the racetrack on a Honda Superbike at Motegi:

- Andrea Dovizioso and crew chief Alberto Giribuola give an insight into how electronics are used in MotoGP, during the latest 'TechnoDovi' video:

Revised 2020 MotoGP Calendar (including free weekends)

Round

Date

Race

Circuit

 

15 July

Official Test

Jerez

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

(Final European race)

 

22 November

  
 

29 November

  

 

6 December

 

 

 

13 December

 

Deadline for any Flyaway races.

MotoGP 2020: List of 'To Be Confirmed' events

1

4 October

Thailand

Buriram

2

1 November

Malaysia

Sepang

3

15 November

Americas

COTA

4

22 November

Argentina

Termas de Rio Hondo

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

18 October

Japan

Motegi

8

25 October

Australia

Phillip Island

 

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