MotoGP will finish its 2020 season in Portugal with an additional race to be run on its reserve observe in Portimao on Nov. 22, the promoters stated on Monday. The Algarve Worldwide Circuit will host MotoGP’s first race in Portugal since 2012 and can see KTM Tech three rider Miguel Oliveira race on house turf within the premier class for the primary time.
“It’s large information for us, we signed an settlement in 2017 with Portimao to be the reserve circuit for any sorts of cancellations, and we’ve been involved with all of them this time,” Dorna Sports activities CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta stated in an announcement.
“Portugal has an extended historical past in our sport and there have been some historic battles in Estoril. It’s one thing superb for us to have the likelihood to return to Portugal.”
The unique 2020 season was set to be the longest in MotoGP’s historical past, with 20 rounds starting in Qatar and ending in Valencia. However a number of races have been axed for the reason that Qatar opener as a result of novel coronavirus pandemic.
Racing restarted final month with back-to-back occasions on the Jerez circuit in Spain, which is internet hosting seven of the 14 races within the revised European calendar. Circuits in Austria and Italy are set to host double-headers.
Fabio Quartararo of Petronas Yamaha leads the world championship standings with 59 factors after three rounds, whereas Maverick Vinales of Yamaha is second, 17 factors behind.