MotoGP 2020 News & Results12/05/2020
Virtual Race 4 hits Misano as MotoGP™ is joined by MotoE™
From the Red Bull Virtual Spanish GP at Jerez, this time we head for Misano – with the MotoGP™ class joined by the FIM Enel MotoE™ World Cup – tune in Sunday the 17th of May at 3pm.
The Red Bull Virtual Grand Prix of Spain was another digital spectacular, with all three classes lining up for the first time ever to fight it out at the Circuito de Jerez – Angel Nieto in Andalusia. As well as the broadcast itself, another 1000 pieces of digital content related to the event were produced, making 81 million impressions. Millions watched the event live across different platforms, and once again the total minutes of content consumed by fans added up to well over a decade of non-stop viewing!
Now, it’s time to announce another awesome virtual showdown: Virtual Race 4, this time featuring two races as MotoGP™ and MotoE™ each prepare to do digital battle on Sunday the 17th of May at 3pm.
The venue is Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, and the riders will be playing on the new official MotoGP™20 Videogame from videogame developer, publisher and long-standing partner Milestone once again – which is available to buy now. 11 MotoGP™ riders including reigning Champion Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team), nine-time World Champion Valentino Rossi (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) and Virtual Grand Prix race winner Maverick Viñales (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) head the billing in the premier class, with MotoE™ seeing the likes of 2019 FIM Enel MotoE™ World Cup winner Matteo Ferrari (Trentino Gresini MotoE) and class newcomer Dominique Aegerter (Dynavolt Intact GP) lining up. The MotoGP™ race will be nine laps (35% of race distance) and the MotoE™ race five laps (50% of race distance).
As ever, Virtual Race 4 coverage will wrap up with an Instagram live with each race winner, with the MotoGP™ victor joining MotoGP™ on Instagram at 16:30 (GMT +2) and the MotoE™ winner at 17:00. Tune in for two more stunning races on Sunday the 17th of May at 15:00, and check out the full line-ups below!
MotoGP™’s first-ever Virtual Races were an incredible success, providing some much needed Sunday afternoon adrenaline for many in the MotoGP™ community.
Subsequently, Dorna Sports then announced an exciting world first: the Red Bull Virtual Grand Prix of Spain. The event is in aid of the official charity of MotoGP™, Two Wheels for Life, and will be broadcast at 3pm on Sunday the 3rd of May – with all three Grand Prix classes will racing it out on the eSport stage for the first time ever.
on selected TV broadcasters, and across social media platforms including YouTube (via the MotoGP and MotoGP eSport channels), MotoGP eSport Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook (via both the MotoGP and MotoGP eSport pages).
In partnership with Dorna Sports, Two Wheels for Life have launched a new campaign with a goal of raising funds for their vital work fighting coronavirus on two wheels – ensuring the delivery of test results, education and equipment to hard to reach communities to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and other dangerous diseases in sub-Saharan Africa. Find out more and donate HERE, with donations open NOW until a week after the event.
The line-ups for the Red Bull Virtual Grand Prix of Spain – by definition held around the stunning Circuito de Jerez-Angel Nieto – are certainly star-studded as the sport shows its support. The MotoGP™ grid will be 11 riders and they’ll compete over 13 laps – the equivalent of 50% of race distance – whilst the Moto2™ and Moto3™ grids both comprise 10 riders competing over eight laps, which is 35% of the race distance. In addition, for the first time since its release on the 23rd of April, the riders will now be playing on the new official MotoGP™20 Videogame from videogame developer, publisher and long-standing partner Milestone.
After the Red Bull Virtual Grand Prix of Spain, there will also be a post-race Press Conference for each class on MotoGP™’s Instagram! These will take place after the event, LIVE: MotoGP™ at 17:00, Moto2™ at 17:30 and Moto3™ at 18:00.
Repsol Honda Team: Marc Marquez, Alex Marquez
Ducati Team: Danilo Petrucci
Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP: Maverick Viñales
Team Suzuki Ecstar: Alex Rins
Petronas Yamaha SRT: Fabio Quartararo
Pramac Racing: Francesco Bagnaia
Reale Avintia Racing: Tito Rabat
Red Bull KTM Tech 3*: Miguel Oliveira, Iker Lecuona
Aprilia Racing Team Gresini: Lorenzo Savadori
Red Bull KTM Ajo: Jorge Martin
Flexbox HP 40: Lorenzo Baldassarri
Italtrans Racing Team: Enea Bastianini
American Racing: Marcos Ramirez
Beta Tools Speed Up: Jorge Navarro
Liqui Moly Intact GP: Marcel Schrötter
Aspar Team: Aron Canet
Petronas Sprinta Racing: Jake Dixon
NTS RW Racing GP: Bo Bendsneyder
Sky Racing Team VR46: Luca Marini
Aspar Team Gaviota: Albert Arenas
Leopard Racing: Dennis Foggia
SIC58 Squadra Corse: Niccolo Antonelli
Kömmerling Gresini Moto3: Gabriel Rodrigo
Rivacold Snipers Team: Tony Arbolino
Red Bull KTM Ajo: Raul Fernandez
Estrella Galicia 0,0: Sergio Garcia
Red Bull KTM Tech 3: Deniz Öncü
Sterilgarda Max Racing Team: Alonso Lopez
BOE Skull Rider Facile Energy: Ricardo Rossi
MotoGP Virtual Race 2
Virtual Race 1
Argentina has been postponed and the Valencia finale pushed back even further.
German, Dutch and Finnish Grands Prix cancelled
|9||9 August||Czech Republic||Brno|
|10||16 August||Austria||Red Bull Ring – Spielberg|
|11||30 August||Great Britain||Silverstone|
|12||13 September||San Marino||Misano|
|13||27 September||Aragon||MotorLand Aragon|
|14||4 October||Thailand||Chang International Circuit|
|16||25 October||Australia||Phillip Island|
|18||15 November||Americas||Circuit of the Americas|
|19||22 November||Argentina||Termas de Rio Hondo|
|20||29 November||Valencia||Comunitat Valenciana – Ricardo Tormo|
Lorenzo to return as Wildcard entry at Catalunya GP
Retired triple MotoGP world champion Jorge Lorenzo will return to racing in June’s Catalan Grand Prix in a wildcard outing with Yamaha.
Moto2™ and Moto3™ classes will race in Qatar
Due to Qatar travel restrictions brought into force affecting passengers from Italy, the premier class will not race at Losail
As the teams and riders of the Moto2™ and Moto3™ classes were already in Qatar for the three-day official test at Losail International Circuit earlier this week, the races of both categories will be possible.
Calendar Schedule – updated 4/3/2020
- 08 Mar – 1 – QNB Grand Prix of Qatar, Losail International Circuit QATAR
- 05 Apr – 2 – Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas, Circuit Of The Americas UNITED STATES
- 19 Apr – 3 – Gran Premio Motul de la República Argentina, Termas de Río Hondo ARGENTINA
- 03 May – 4 – Gran Premio Red Bull de España, Circuito de Jerez – Angel Nieto SPAIN
- 04 May – Jerez MotoGP™ Official Test, Circuito de Jerez – Angel Nieto SPAIN
- 17 May – 5 – SHARK Helmets Grand Prix de France, Le Mans FRANCE
- 31 May – 6 – Gran Premio d’Italia Oakley, Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello ITALY
- 07 Jun – 7 – Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya, Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya SPAIN
- 08 Jun – Catalunya MotoGP™ Test, Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya SPAIN
- 21 Jun – 8 – HJC Helmets Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland, Sachsenring GERMANY
- 28 Jun – 9 – Motul TT Assen, TT Circuit Assen NETHERLANDS
- 12 Jul – 10 – Grand Prix of Finland, KymiRing FINLAND
- 09 Aug – 11 – Monster Energy Grand Prix České republiky, Automotodrom Brno CZECH REPUBLIC
- 16 Aug – 12 – myWorld Motorrad Grand Prix von Österreich, Red Bull Ring – Spielberg AUSTRIA
- 30 Aug – 13 – British Grand Prix, Silverstone Circuit GREAT BRITAIN
- 13 Sep – 14 – Gran Premio Octo di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini, Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli ITALY
- 15 Sep – Misano MotoGP™ Test, Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli ITALY
- 27 Sep – 15 – Gran Premio de Aragón, MotorLand Aragón SPAIN
- 04 Oct – 16 – Thailand Grand Prix, Chang International Circuit THAILAND
- 18 Oct – 17 – Motul Grand Prix of Japan, Twin Ring Motegi JAPAN
- 25 Oct – 18 – Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix, Phillip Island AUSTRALIA
- 01 Nov – 19 – Shell Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix, Sepang International Circuit MALAYSIA
- 15 Nov – 20 – Gran Premio Motul de la Comunitat Valenciana, Circuit Ricardo Tormo SPAIN