MotoGP: 2020 Grand Prix of the Americas cancelled

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic this year’s Grand Prix of the Americas has been officially cancelled. 

The American round of the 2020 MotoGP calendar had been pencilled in for November after being postponed earlier in the year. The Texas circuit was originally set to host round three of the championship on April 5. 

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Covid-19 has led to a heavily revised calendar for 2020. As it stands, there will be 13 rounds this season including back-to-back weekends at Jerez, Red Bull Ring, Misano, Aragon and Valencia. Brno, Barcelona and Le Mans also make it onto the confirmed calendar.

The Grand Prix of the Americas was one of four overseas rounds that were still pending. The fate of the Argentinian, Thai and Malaysian rounds will be revealed before the end of July. 

The promotors of the US Grand Prix and Dorna have already begun working on possible dates to propose to the FIM for the race in April 2021. 

Round one of the 2020 MotoGP season takes place at Jerez next weekend (July 17-19). The following weekend, riders and teams will return to the circuit for the Andalucia GP.