The 90th running of the Dutch TT at Assen, due to take place on June 28, has been postponed.

Official confirmation is yet to be issued by MotoGP organisers but the circuit has announced that a recent extension of the country's ban on sporting events (including 'closed-door' competitions) until September 1 means this year's grand prix 'will be postponed until the autumn or until next season'.

Assen is 'very disappointed' by the need to postpone but 'fully support the government’s decision. The health of the fans and all other parties involved is our highest priority.' Tickets already purchased will remain valid.

Traditionally held on the last weekend in June, the coronavirus pandemic meant that Assen had become round two on the heavily-revised MotoGP calendar (see below), just one week after Germany.

But the Sachsenring is also set to be postponed after the country extended its ban on large public events until the end of August.

With the only July round, scheduled for the KymiRing in Finland, yet to receive circuit homologation, August is now seen as the best-case scenario to hold an opening MotoGP race of the season, albeit behind closed doors...

Official 2020 MotoGP Calendar (including free weekends)

Round

Date

Race

Circuit

-

8 March

Qatar (MotoGP cancelled)

Losail

 

3 May

Spain (postponed)

Jerez

 

17 May

France (postponed)

Le Mans

 

31 May

Italy (postponed)

Mugello

 

7 June

Catalunya (postponed)

Barcelona

1

21 June

Germany

Sachsenring

2

28 June

Netherlands

Assen

 

5 July

 

 

3

12 July

Finland

KymiRing (Subject to homologation)

 

19 July

 

Summer break

 

26 July

 

Summer break

 

2 August

 

Summer break

4

9 August

Czech Republic

Brno

5

16 August

Austria

Red Bull Ring

 

23 August

 

 

6

30 August

Great Britain

Silverstone

 

6 September

 

 

7

13 September

San Marino

Misano

 

20 September

 

 

8

27 September

Aragon

Aragon (rescheduled)

9

4 October

Thailand

Buriram (rescheduled)

 

11 October

 

 

10

18 October

Japan

Motegi

11

25 October

Australia

Phillip Island

12

1 November

Malaysia

Sepang

 

8 November

 

 

13

15 November

Americas

COTA (rescheduled)

14

22 November

Argentina

Termas de Rio Hondo (rescheduled)

15

29 November

Valencia

Ricardo Tormo (rescheduled)

 

6 December

 

 

 

13 December

 

(Mid-December seen as cut-off for 2020 season)

 

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