The MotoGP World Championship is slowly getting underway, despite the covid-19 pandemic. Last week, the Junta de Andalucía, the City Council of Jerez de la Frontera and Dorna, the company that organizes the MotoGP World Championship, agreed to make a proposal to the Spanish government that, if approved, would make the championship began on the Jerez-Ángel Nieto track on the weekend of July 19th. The proposal includes competing in two races on two consecutive weekends (July 19 and 26) and, in addition, a Superbike World Championship race the following weekend, August 2.
Agreement to start the MotoGP World Championship with a double appointment in Jerez on the weekends of 19 and 26 July
With half of the calendar suspended, Dorna opts for a more compact calendar in which some races can be saved, probably all without spectators. The riders have been dedicated to physically preparing at home, and also to doing advertising events or online motorcycling competitions. But it will be this week when some will be able to get back on track. If the Italian Valentino Rossi has taken advantage of having a private track of dirt track to start filming, those living in Andorra will be able to benefit from the best conditions in the Principality.
Thus, the nine MotoGP riders living in Andorra will train again from this Wednesday, coinciding with the announcement of the entry into phase 2 of the Andorran decontamination plan, at the Circuit del Pas de la Casa, at 2,400 meters of altitude, which will reopen after several weeks closed. These are Maverick Viñales, Fabio Quartararo, Iker Lecuona, Joan Mir, Aleix and Pol Espargaró, Àlex Rins, Tito Rabat and Jack Miller, to which are added other riders such as Jorge Martín from Moto2 and several others from the Superbikes championship.
The facility, which during the winter hosts the GSeries ice racing events and the Andros Trophy, will open its doors so that riders can retrain on their natural habitat. The trainings will be divided into two groups and different time slots to avoid having more than 10 riders training simultaneously. The layout is especially technical due to the height and therefore will be quite physically demanding.