INFORMATION – FIM GRAND PRIX WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP – UPDATED 2020 CALENDAR WITH A TOTAL OF 15 GRANDS PRIX

Please find enclosed the Press Release / FIM Grand Prix World Championship.

Another Grand Prix in Europe added to the 2020 calendar as Argentina, Thailand and Malaysia are cancelled
The FIM, IRTA and Dorna Sports regret to announce the cancellation of the Gran Premio Motul de la Republica Argentina, OR Thailand Grand Prix and Shell Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix in 2020. Previously postponed, the ongoing coronavirus outbreak and resulting complications now sadly oblige the cancellation of the events to be confirmed.

However, it can now be revealed that an additional Grand Prix is to be added to the 2020 FIM MotoGP™ World Championship calendar. After the Gran Premio Motul de la Comunitat Valenciana, another race weekend will take place from the 20th to the 22nd of November at a venue in Europe, becoming the 2020 season finale. Further details on the host venue will be confirmed on Monday the 10th of August.

In addition, a new agreement has been reached with the promoters of the Thai GP that confirms Chang International Circuit will remain on the FIM MotoGP™ World Championship calendar until at least 2026. The racing in Buriram has been incredible since the venue joined the calendar in 2018, with the unique final corner never failing to deliver a thrill. Although the event will sadly not take place in 2020, MotoGP™ can now look forward to many more years of spectacular battles at one of the flagship motorsport venues in Asia.

Furthermore, Dorna has already begun working with the Promoters of Argentina and Malaysian GPs to define possible dates to propose to the FIM for the events in 2021, with plans in place to welcome fans back to the Autodromo Termas de Rio Hondo and Sepang International Circuit, respectively.

The Autodromo Termas de Rio Hondo first joined the MotoGP™ calendar in 2014 and has put on a vibrant Grand Prix every year since. The grandstands are always packed as fans travel to the venue from across Latin America, with Argentinians joined by crowds from Brazil, Chile, Peru, Colombia, Uruguay, Bolivia, Paraguay and more.

Sepang International Circuit is the longest serving venue of the three and first hosted MotoGP™ in 1999. A true world leader then as now, the track is one of the longest and most challenging of the season, staging some all-time classic races. Sepang also serves up a unique experience for fans sat in the iconic grandstand complex along the main straight and into the final corner, putting spectators into the heart of the action, surrounded by the sound of MotoGP™ at full throttle.

Dorna Sports CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta: “It is with great sadness that we announce the cancellation of the Argentina, Thailand and Malaysian Grands Prix this season, and they will be very much missed on the 2020 calendar.  The passion of the fans who often travel across continents to enjoy MotoGP with us in Termas de Rio Hondo, Buriram and Sepang is incredible, creating as they do such an incredible atmosphere and welcome for the sport. However, we are delighted to add another Grand Prix in Europe to the 2020 calendar, and reveal our new agreement that will see MotoGP racing in Thailand and Buriram until at least 2026. We are very much looking forward to returning to Thailand, Argentina and Malaysia next year and as always, I would like to thank the fans for their patience and understanding.”

FIM President Jorge Viegas: “I would like to thank Dorna, all the teams, the national federations and local organisers for enabling us to get back on track. In doing so, we adapt every day and we will have a very complete and competitive FIM MotoGP World Championship in 2020. The location of the 15th Grand Prix will be announced soon, and we will be back – stronger than ever!”

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Information – Fim Speedway Grand Prix World Championship And Monster Energy Fim Speedway Of Nations – 2020 Calendars Update, 29 July

Please find enclosed the Press Release / FIM Speedway Grand Prix World Championship & Monster Energy FIM Speedway of Nations.

FIM Announces Revised 2020 FIM Speedway Grand Prix and 2020 Monster Energy FIM Speedway of Nations Calendars:


The Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) and BSI Speedway have announced multiple changes to both the 2020 FIM Speedway Grand Prix and 2020 Monster Energy FIM Speedway of Nations calendars, due to the impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus).

The revised 2020 FIM Speedway Grand Prix calendar will consist of eight rounds across four weekends, beginning on 28 August. Each night, riders will compete for the maximum 20 points and the full prize money amount per Grand Prix round.


The FIM is working closely with BSI Speedway and local organisers to stage the events with restricted audience numbers to allow for social distancing, enhanced safety measures, and in accordance with local health and safety regulations.

The revised 2020 Speedway Grand Prix Calendar, now taking place on Friday and Saturday evenings, is as follows:

  • 28 – 29 August, Poland (Olympic Stadium, Wroclaw)
  • 11 – 12 September, Poland (Edward Jancarz Stadium, Gorzow)
  • 18 – 19 September, Czech Republic (Marketa Stadium, Prague)
  • 2 October, TBC
  • 3 October, Poland (Marian Rose Motoarena, Torun)

This revised SGP calendar means that the 2020 Danish FIM Speedway Grand Prix, scheduled to take place on 12 September, is now cancelled. Following discussions with the promoter, we are however pleased to announce that the event will return on 11 September 2021.

In addition, the 2020 Monster Energy FIM Speedway of Nations semi-finals, scheduled to take place in Latvia on 26 – 27 September, have been cancelled but we look forward to returning in 2021. Therefore the Speedway of Nations Commission has agreed that the top seven nations from the 2019 Speedway of Nations, will be seeded directly to the final, in Manchester on 24 – 25 October.


The German federation has decided to pull its national team from the competition, resulting in the 2019 8th place team, the Czech Republic, taking their place. The remaining line up will consist of Russia, Poland, Australia, Denmark, Sweden & Great Britain.

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UNFORTUNATE DNF ENDS BRAD’S ANDALUCIA GP WEEKEND

Sadly the Andalucian GP, the second round of the season’s MotoGP championship – and the second of two back to back races in Jerez, did not deliver on the promise it held for Brad Binder.

Brad, who had rocked the MotoGP establishment by setting the 3rd fastest time during Free Practice in just his second Grand Prix and went directly through to Q2 on Sunday unfortunately clipped Oliveira’s rear wheel on the first corner.

The impact sent the Portuguese out of the race and Binder had to again recover from last position, setting lap-times equal to the leaders for the second Sunday in a row on his way back to 12th. The South African’s Grand Prix ended on lap 13 with a highside fall at Turn 13.

Brad Binder:
“Today definitely did not go to plan and the worst thing was that I destroyed the race for Miguel. He’d had a great weekend up until then and I’m sure he would have had a strong race. Really sorry about that. I had a good start and I didn’t see Danilo on the inside and when I picked up it was already too late: I couldn’t avoid Miguel. When I saw the crash I was really worried so I’m glad he’s OK. After that my race was already difficult. I tried my best to track my way through the field. I kept working and pushing and coming into the last corner I tucked the front and I tried to pick it up but it gripped and highsided. Luckily I’m OK and we’ll try again next time.”

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INFORMATION – MOTUL FIM SUPERBIKE / SUPERSPORT & SUPERSPORT 300 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS – 2020 CALENDAR, UPDATE 24 JULY

Please find enclosed the Press Release / MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship/FIM Supersport and Supersport 300 World Championships 2020 calendar, UPDATE 24 JULY.

British, Dutch and Qatari WorldSBK rounds cancelled
Despite the very best efforts of all involved, three rounds have been cancelled as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

After extensive discussions and the assessment of a multitude of possibilities and scenarios, the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) and Dorna WSBK Organization (DWO regret to announce the cancellation of three events that were previously to be determined (TBD) and to be confirmed (TBC). The safety of all parties within the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship paddock is of top priority and whilst the season is carrying on, a solution was not possible to incorporate every venue, given the challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The UK Round at Donington Park (previously postponed and TBD), the Dutch Round at the TT Circuit Assen (previously rescheduled, then postponed and TBD) and the Qatar Round at the Losail International Circuit (previously postponed and TBD) have been cancelled. It will be the first time in WorldSBK history that there won’t be a round in the United Kingdom, whilst the TT Circuit Assen has been a permanent fixture on the calendar since 1992, ending a streak of the longest continually serving venue in WorldSBK.

The 2020 Championship will now follow the latest planned schedule and any further updates will be communicated accordingly in due course.

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