MotoGP season to start in May after Argentina round postponed


Argentinian MotoGP race will now be held in November, becoming the fourth to be cancelled or postponed due to coronavirus

2018 MotoGP Argentina


This year’s MotoGP season will now start in May, after the Argentinian Grand Prix was postponed — the fourth race of 2020 to be disrupted due to coronavirus.

The event, at Termas de Río Hondo, was due to take place on April 19 but has now been delayed until November 22, pushing back the final race of the season, in Valencia, to November 29.

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News of the latest change to the MotoGP calendar came a day after the Grand Prix of the Americas was moved from April to November.

This season had been due to begin last weekend in Qatar, but quarantine rules would have prevented Ducati and Aprilia from competing, forcing the cancellation of the premier-class race.

Thailand’s March 22 race was then moved to October, followed by the latest two postponements.

Jerez, in Spain, is now the fifth location to be named as the opening round of the season, which is due to take place on May 3. There’s an increasingly congested schedule towards the end of the year, including visits to Japan, Australia and Malaysia on consecutive weekends.