These are intense weeks for Dorna, since it wants to present the new calendar for the beginning of June, as Carmelo Ezpeleta confirmed in an inclusive interview. The plan is to start in Europe at the end of July, and then figure out if they'll be able to leave the Old Continent in late fall.
There's been lots of talk about Jerez lately with regard to starting the World Championship. Ezpeleta has not yet confirmed the news, but he hasn't denied it either. The mayor of the Spanish city, Mamen Sánchez, revealed that negotiations are moving forward, as reported by the Diario de Jerez, explaining that the circuit could host two MotoGP races this year.
Two consecutive GPs on the same circuit is an option that Dorna is carefully considering. The advantage would be that of being able to have two races without the complications of another trip.
"A good offer we cannot refuse," the mayor stated.
It seems certain that, however things turn out, the Grand Prix will be held behind closed doors, without an audience.
As mentioned, they're in negotiations, because the amount that the Municipality and the Region of Andalusia gave Dorna (2 and 5 million Euros respectively) must also be renegotiated.
The agreement also includes the SBK, scheduled on the Jerez circuit from October 23rd to 25th, but the dates could easily change.