Ahead of this Sunday's inaugural MotoGP Virtual Race, it has been announced that a second event is already planned for Sunday, April 12.

This opening digital race, arranged to help fill the void in MotoGP activity caused by the coronavirus, will see ten riders (below) do battle over six-laps of Italy's Mugello circuit on the official MotoGP19 videogame:

Repsol Honda Team: Marc Marquez, Alex Marquez

Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP: Maverick Viñales

Aprilia Racing Team Gresini: Aleix Espargaro

Team Suzuki Ecstar: Alex Rins, Joan Mir

Petronas Yamaha SRT: Fabio Quartararo

Red Bull KTM Tech 3: Iker Lecuona, Miguel Oliveira

Pramac Racing: Francesco Bagnaia

Qualifying will be held just before the race, which is due to be broadcast online and by a number of TV networks.

The racetrack and rider line-up for 'Virtual Race 2' is still to be confirmed, but Dorna is promising some of the Race 1 grid will return for round two, with 'fresh faces from the likes of the Ducati Team and Red Bull KTM Factory Racing also slated to take part'.

Real MotoGP racing is not currently set to begin until May 17 at Le Mans, although the French Grand Prix is already in talks about delaying until June.

Likewise, there are serious question marks about whether the Italian Grand Prix can be held in May...

Latest 2020 MotoGP Calendar (March 26)

Round

Date

Race

Circuit

1

8 March

Qatar (no MotoGP class)

Losail International Circuit

2

3 May

Jerez (postponed)

Circuito de Jerez - Angel Nieto

3

17 May

France

Le Mans

4

31 May

Italy

Mugello

5

7 June

Catalunya

Circuit de Barcelona - Catalunya

6

21 June

Germany

Sachsenring

7

28 June

Netherlands

TT Circuit Assen

8

12 July

Finland*

KymiRing (Subject to circuit homologation)

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

15

18 October

Japan

Motegi

16

25 October

Australia

Phillip Island

17

1 November

Malaysia

Sepang

18

15 November

Americas

Circuit of the Americas

19

22 November

Argentina

Termas de Rio Hondo

20

29 November

Valencia

Comunitat Valenciana - Ricardo Tormo

 

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