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Sport Portugal's Portimao to host MotoGP season finale

19:07  10 august  2020
19:07  10 august  2020 Source:   reuters.com

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The original 2020 season was set to be the longest in MotoGP ’ s history, with 20 rounds beginning in Qatar and ending in Valencia The Algarve circuit at Portimao is MotoGP ' s official reserve circuit, and is expected to feature on future calendars, potentially alternating with Valencia as the season finale .

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(Reuters) - MotoGP will end its 2020 season in Portugal with an extra race to be run on its reserve track in Portimao on Nov. 22, the promoters said on Monday.

The Algarve International Circuit will host MotoGP's first race in Portugal since 2012 and will see KTM Tech 3 rider Miguel Oliveira race on home turf in the premier class for the first time.

"It's big news for us, we signed an agreement in 2017 with Portimao to be the reserve circuit for any kinds of cancellations, and we've been in contact with them all this time," Dorna Sports CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta said in a statement.

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The MotoGP 2020 calendar has undergone a further revision prompted by the threat of coronavirus, with Austin ceding season opener status to Argentina and the finale moving a week later. An amended calendar was initially presented to the public on March 5, with Austin' s Grand Prix of the Americas

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"Portugal has a long history in our sport and there have been some historic battles in Estoril. It's something very good for us to have the possibility to go back to Portugal."

The original 2020 season was set to be the longest in MotoGP's history, with 20 rounds beginning in Qatar and ending in Valencia. But several races have been axed since the Qatar opener due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Racing restarted last month with back-to-back events at the Jerez circuit in Spain, which is hosting seven of the 14 races in the revised European calendar. Circuits in Austria and Italy are set to host double-headers.

Fabio Quartararo of Petronas Yamaha leads the world championship standings with 59 points after three rounds, while Maverick Vinales of Yamaha is second, 17 points behind.

(This story refiles to remove extraneous word 'finale' in first paragraph)

(Reporting by Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru; Editing by Hugh Lawson)

Lorenzo believes: Pol Espargaro already regrets switching to Honda .
© Motorsport Iimages Pol Espargaro will switch from KTM to Honda in 2021, where Jorge Lorenzo went under in 2019 KTM is suddenly not only victorious in the 2020 MotoGP season, but has actually already won . In contrast, Honda is following behind. While KTM is in third place in the manufacturers' standings, Honda is the only one behind Aprilia in fifth. It looks even more dramatic in the team classification .

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