2020 MotoGP season

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The 2020 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season, officially called 2020 FIM MotoGP World Championship, will be the 72nd F.I.M. Road Racing World Championship season.

Marc Márquez will start the season as the defending World Champion for the fourth consecutive season.

Teams and riders[edit]

Team Constructor Motorcycle No. Rider Rounds
Italy Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia RS-GP 29 Italy Andrea Iannone[1] *
38 United Kingdom Bradley Smith *
41 Spain Aleix Espargaró[2]
Spain Reale Avintia Racing Ducati Desmosedici GP19 5 France Johann Zarco[3]
53 Spain Tito Rabat[4]
Italy Mission Winnow Ducati Team Desmosedici GP20 04 Italy Andrea Dovizioso[5]
9 Italy Danilo Petrucci[6]
Italy Pramac Racing 43 Australia Jack Miller[7]
63 Italy Francesco Bagnaia[8]
Monaco LCR Honda Idemitsu
Monaco LCR Honda Castrol
Honda RC213V 30 Japan Takaaki Nakagami[9]
35 United Kingdom Cal Crutchlow[10]
Japan Repsol Honda Team 73 Spain Álex Márquez[11]
93 Spain Marc Márquez[12]
Austria Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM RC16 33 South Africa Brad Binder[13]
44 Spain Pol Espargaró[14]
France Red Bull KTM Tech 3 27 Spain Iker Lecuona[13]
88 Portugal Miguel Oliveira[15]
Japan Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki GSX-RR 36 Spain Joan Mir[16]
42 Spain Álex Rins[17]
Japan Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha YZR-M1 12 Spain Maverick Viñales[18]
46 Italy Valentino Rossi[19]
Malaysia Petronas Yamaha SRT 20 France Fabio Quartararo[20]
21 Italy Franco Morbidelli[20]
Source:[21]

* pending removal of Iannone's provisional suspension for doping violations[22]

Key
Regular rider
Wildcard rider
Replacement rider

All teams use series-specified Michelin tyres.

Rider changes[edit]

Calendar[edit]

The following Grands Prix were officially confirmed to be held in 2020 on January 23, 2020:[29]

Round Date Grand Prix Circuit
1 8 March Qatar Qatar Grand Prix[30] Losail International Circuit, Lusail
2 22 March Thailand Thailand Grand Prix[31] Chang International Circuit, Buriram
3 5 April United States Grand Prix of The Americas[32] Circuit of the Americas, Austin
4 19 April Argentina Gran Premio de la República Argentina[33] Autódromo Termas de Río Hondo, Termas de Rio Hondo
5 3 May Spain Gran Premio de España[34] Circuito de Jerez-Ángel Nieto, Jerez de la Frontera
6 17 May France Grand Prix de France[35] Circuit Bugatti, Le Mans
7 31 May Italy Gran Premio d'Italia Mugello Circuit, Scarperia e San Piero
8 7 June Catalonia Gran Premi de Catalunya[36] Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Montmeló
9 21 June Germany Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland[37] Sachsenring, Hohenstein-Ernstthal
10 28 June Netherlands TT Assen[38] TT Circuit Assen, Assen
11 12 July Finland Finnish Grand Prix[39] Kymi Ring, Iitti
12 9 August Czech Republic Grand Prix České republiky[40] Automotodrom Brno, Brno
13 16 August Austria Motorrad Grand Prix von Österreich[41] Red Bull Ring, Spielberg
14 30 August United Kingdom British Grand Prix[42] Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone
15 13 September San Marino Gran Premio di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini[43] Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, Misano Adriatico
16 4 October Aragon Gran Premio de Aragón[44] Motorland Aragón, Alcañiz
17 18 October Japan Grand Prix of Japan[45] Twin Ring Motegi, Motegi
18 25 October Australia Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix[46] Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, Ventnor
19 1 November Malaysia Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix[47] Sepang International Circuit, Sepang
20 15 November Valencian Community Gran Premio de la Comunitat Valenciana[48] Circuit Ricardo Tormo, Valencia

Calendar changes[edit]

  • The Thailand Grand Prix was moved from being the 15th round of 2019 to the 2nd round of 2020.
  • The Argentine and Americas Grands Prix swapped places, with Austin hosting the third round, while Argentina hosts the fourth round.
  • The German and Dutch Grands Prix also swapped places, with Germany moving from 7 July to 21 June, hosting the ninth round, while the Netherlands hosts the tenth round.
  • The Finnish Grand Prix was readded to the calendar after a 38-year absence. The venue hosting the round will be the new Kymi Ring, instead of the Tampere Circuit in 1962 and 1963 and subsequently to the Imatra Circuit which hosted the round until 1982.
  • The Aragon Grand Prix will move from the last week of September to the first week of October.

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