News 15 Oct 2019

Reduced test schedule makes way for expanded MotoGP calendar

Valencia November test scrapped from 2020 season.

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A reduced MotoGP World Championship test schedule has been revealed from 2020, as the racing calendar provisionally expands to 20 rounds next year.

The decision comes after MotoGP teams examined ways to offset the additional workload on riders and team staff by reducing the number of tests.

An agreement was reached between the teams to propose cancellation of the November 2020 Valencia test following the grand prix, and the traditional March 2021 test prior to the Qatar grand prix.

The proposal was approved by the GPC and will become effective in the regulations from season 2020, which starts the day after the 2019 Valencia grand prix. Nine tests will still be rolled out in the 2020 season.