The folks from Dorna are looking at every possible option in their effort to start the 2020 MotoGP season as soon as possible. Their recent discussion with the Andalusian and Spanish government plus Jerez council is proposing to organise two back-to-back rounds at the legendary Jerez circuit this coming July.
WorldSBK is also thrown into the mix as the series is eager to restart the season with a proposed date of just one week at the same track after the MotoGP double-header. All involved parties have agreed to push for the proposal of holding the MotoGP rounds on 19 and 26 July while the WorldSBK round on 2 August 2020.
If the plan goes on, the first MotoGP round will be considered as the season-opening Grand Prix of Spain while the weekend after will be labelled as the Grand Prix of Andalusia. In our opinion, it’s a good way to ensure that there are enough races for the season to be labelled as a legit championship while cutting down costs in terms of travelling and other monetary expenses.
After months of delay, the favourite to win at Jerez has been predicted to be Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez. Being on the podium in the past seven years without fail (including three victories in 2019, 2018, and 2014), the World Champion also had the extra time to sort out his injured shoulder as well as Honda figuring out their issues with the current Honda RC213V.
Rest assured that the rest of the field won’t make it easy for Marquez, especially Ducati’s Andrea Dovizioso, Yamaha’s Maverick Vinales, Suzuki’s Alex Rins, and one of the crowd’s favourite from Petronas, Fabio Quartararo. Stay tuned for more MotoGP updates.