A provisional 2020 MotoGP™ season calendar has been released announcing that Australia will retain its position at the pointy end of the season.
Following the Japanese Grand Prix, the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix 2020 will again be held at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit from 23-25 October 2020.
Australian Grand Prix Corporation CEO, Andrew Westacott, said he is excited that Australia’s position on the calendar remains the same and as an added bonus will avoid a clash with a Supercars round.
“We are very excited to have retained our position on the calendar for 2020. Phillip Island is the home of motorcycle racing in Australia, and 2020 will mark the 24th consecutive year that MotoGP™ - the largest international sporting event in regional Australia is hosted there,” Westacott said.
“This position on the calendar is great for fans, with championship deciders regularly taking place at the Island and with the event secured until 2026, there are sure to be many more.
“We are even more excited for what this year’s Pramac Generac Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix 2019 will bring, with tickets on sale now.”
The calendar has also seen a change of date for the Thai Grand Prix, and a provisional spot for the returning Finnish Grand Prix.
The first Finnish Grand Prix since 1982 will see out the first half of the season on 12 July, with the Czech and Austrian Grands Prix running back-to-back when action resumes at the start of August after the European summer break.
The 2020 season will once again conclude at Valencia in the middle of November, bringing to a close the longest season in MotoGP™ history, which will comprise of 20 races.
To view the provisional 2020 MotoGP™ season calendar, click here.