The FIM, IRTA and Dorna Sports have officially cancelled the
Gran Premio Motul de la Republica Argentina, OR Thailand Grand
Prix and Shell Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix in 2020.
The events had previously only been postponed,
however the ongoing global COVID19
pandemic and resulting complications have forced the organisers to
Grand Prix has been added to the 2020 FIM MotoGP World
Championship calendar. After the Gran Premio Motul de la Comunitat
Valenciana, another race weekend will take place from the 20th to
the 22nd of November at a venue in Europe, becoming the 2020
season finale. Further details on the host venue are expected to be confirmed
on 10 August.
In addition, a new agreement
has been reached with the promoters of the Thai GP that confirms
the Chang International Circuit will remain on the FIM MotoGP World
Championship calendar until at least 2026. The racing in Buriram
has been incredible since the venue joined the calendar in 2018,
with the unique final corner never failing to deliver a thrill.
Dorna has already begun working with the Promoters of the
Argentina and Malaysian GPs to define possible dates to propose to
the FIM for the events in 2021, with plans in place to welcome
fans back to the Autodromo Termas de Rio Hondo and Sepang
International Circuit, respectively.
Dorna Sports CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta: "It is with great sadness that
we announce the cancellation of the Argentina, Thailand and
Malaysian Grands Prix this season, and they will be very much
missed on the 2020 calendar. The passion of the fans who often
travel across continents to enjoy MotoGP with us in Termas de Rio
Hondo, Buriram and Sepang is incredible, creating as they do such
an incredible atmosphere and welcome for the sport. However, we
are delighted to add another Grand Prix in Europe to the 2020
calendar, and reveal our new agreement that will see MotoGP racing
in Thailand and Buriram until at least 2026. We are very much
looking forward to returning to Thailand, Argentina and Malaysia
next year and as always, I would like to thank the fans for their
patience and understanding."
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