Now it might just be a matter of days or maybe hours before the announcement that MotoGP will restart from the Jerez de la Frontera circuit on July 19th. A date which will be followed by a second Grand Prix, also in Jerez. The famous 'brace' of races that the CEO of Dorna spoke about in our video interview.
Even the vice president of the regional government, Juan Marin, has made it clear that they would also like to attract, if possible, Formula 1, which would be a return to the Spanish track for the category.
It hosted five editions of the Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix (from 1986 to 1990) and two Formula 1 European Grands Prix (in 1994 and 1997). Two editions were won by Senna, two by Prost and one by Mansell.
The agreement also includes SBK, which is scheduled for the Jerez circuit from 23 to 25 October, but the dates could easily change.
The calendar might therefore be as follows: July 19 - GP of Spain in Jerez, July 26 - GP of Andalusia again in Jerez. Subsequently the circus would move to the Czech Republic for the GP at Brno and then, on August 16th in Austria, to the Red Bull Ring. Here too there might be a second brace taking advantage of the date of August 30, originally occupied by the GP of Silverstone.
On 13 September it would be the turn of the San Marino GP in Misano. From our sources it would seem that Ezpeleta is intending to hold all four Spanish Grands Prix, therefore Barcelona and Valencia would still be missing from this list.
For the moment, non-European GPs are excluded, also for cost reasons, but there is still a window open for Malaysia and, on the way back, Qatar - the only race that wouldn't suffer too much from a lack of audience.