Dorna is likely to announce its new calendar next week. As soon as the Spanish government makes the championship organizer’s proposal official.
The calendar will start, as we have said several times, from Jerez de la Frontera, with a double appointment on July 19 with the Spanish GP and the following July 26 with the Andalucian GP. A test to allow riders to shake off their rust will be held on July 15.
Then a week’s break to head for what could be a triple-header with a GP in the Czech Republic and two races in Austria, in the period between 9 and 23 of August.
The Misano event is expected to take place on September 6, but there is a clash with the Monza GP where the F1 race will be held. And there is also the risk of another clash if the Singapore GP were to be cancelled. Every effort will be made to avoid this, also because the Misano World Circuit has said it is available for a double-header, with hopes that at least in part it will be open to the public.
At this point it would return to Spain, to Aragon between late September and early October, although one of these dates could be cancelled to make way for Le Mans.
Claude Michy, the organizer of the French GP, is negotiating with the government and health authorities to try to hold the race in front of a small audience.
If there is the go-ahead from the authorities to open the gates to about 30 thousand spectators, the GP will take place, but it remains to be understood how the numbers will be counted. On the basis of presales?
Barcelona is still on the calendar for the moment, but it seems more than anything else as a reserve circuit based on the decision regarding the French GP.
The world championship would end in Valencia as usual, with a double appointment between 25 October and 1 November.
Carmelo Ezpeleta, however, hopes that two extra-European races can be held on those dates, only with the presence of spectators, due to the high travel costs.
In this case we are talking about two Asian trips: Thailand and Malaysia. We will have an idea in late August, based on the evolution of the pandemic.
To allow the Grand Prix to be held, without the public, without Hospitality and, for the moment, without the press, various protocols, medical and logistic, have been studied.
For example, team members will have to move two per car and stay in separate rooms. Hospitality managers are preparing pre-cooked meals similar to those prepared for air flights.
40 people will probably be allowed for the official teams and 25 for the satellite teams, 12 for Moto2 and Moto3. Four days before leaving, everyone will be subjected to a swab. All race personnel must wear protective gear, including medical personnel.