The second wave of COVID-19 is currently on a high in Spain, which is why the country has declared a national state of emergency to help curb the spread of the virus. The Spanish government has concluded that this state of emergency will last 15 days, which comes to our next question – Will the MotoGP round in Valencia be affected two weeks from now?
With three rounds left in the 2020 MotoGP championship, teams and riders are preparing for their last triple-header and the first two rounds will be held at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia, Spain. We’re not entirely sure how much influence Dorna has, but the state of emergency will give regions to power to limit movements in and out of their respective territories.
As of yesterday, an overnight curfew from 11 pm to 6 am is currently in place and if the situation doesn’t get any better in the next couple of weeks, the Spanish government will most likely extend its state of emergency up to six months.
Yesterday’s Aragon GP ran without any complications from COVID-19 (apart from Valentino Rossi unable to compete after testing positive two weeks back) which saw Franco Morbidelli (Petronas Yamaha SRT) taking home his second-ever premier class victory.
More updates will be posted by Dorna soon regarding the situation in Spain. As of now, Joan Mir (Team Suzuki Ecstar) leads the championship, followed by Fabio Quartararo (Petronas Yamaha SRT) and Maverick Vinales (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP). Stay tuned for more updates.