THE FIM, IRTA AND DORNA SPORTS REGRET TO ANNOUNCE THE CANCELLATION OF THE GRAN PREMIO MOTUL DE LA REPUBLICA ARGENTINA, OR THAILAND GRAND PRIX AND SHELL MALAYSIA MOTORCYCLE GRAND PRIX IN 2020.
Previously postponed, with the ongoing coronavirus outbreak has officially confirmed to be cancelled.
However, revealed too that an additional Grand Prix is to be 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 will be confirmed on Monday 10th August.
Sepang International Circuit is the longest serving venue of the three and first hosted MotoGP™ in 1999.
A true world leader then as now, the track is one of the longest and most challenging of the season, staging some all-time classic races.
Sepang also serves up a unique experience for fans sat in the iconic grandstand complex along the main straight and into the final corner, putting spectators into the heart of the action, surrounded by the sound of MotoGP™ at full throttle.
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.”