Maverick Vinales has become the first MotoGP rider to get some post-lockdown laps of the Jerez circuit, venue for next month's revised season opener.

Unable to ride his factory M1, Vinales joined the likes of Marcos Ramirez, Augusto Fernández, Alonso López and Isaac Viñales on road bikes during a track day organised by the Cardoso School at the weekend.

Vinales' had been fastest at the end of MotoGP pre-season testing in Qatar on February 24, after which the coronavirus forced the cancellation of the Losail race weekend for the premier-class.

The Spaniard then injured his ankle and lower back in a motocross accident just before the lockdown, but has recently been training on a variety of dirt and track bikes:

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Riders from Concession manufacturers Aprilia and KTM will be in action during a private MotoGP test at Misano this week.

However, most others will need to wait until an Official day of testing - featuring the MotoGP, Moto2, Moto3 and MotoE classes - at Jerez on Wednesday, July 15 to ride their race bikes.

The Spanish circuit will then host the opening two rounds, on consecutive weekends.

Revised 2020 MotoGP Calendar (including free weekends)

Round

Date

Race

Circuit

 

15 July

Official Test

Jerez

1

19 July

Spain

Jerez

2

26 July

Andalusia

Jerez

 

2 August

 

 

3

9 August

Czech Republic

Brno

4

16 August

Austria

Red Bull Ring

5

23 August

Styria

Red Bull Ring

 

30 August

  
 

6 September

  

6

13 September

San Marino e Della Riviera di Rimini

Misano

7

20 September

Emilia Romagna e Della Riviera di Rimini

Misano

8

27 September

Catalunya

Barcelona

 

4 October

  

9

11 October

France

Le Mans

10

18 October

Aragon

Aragon

11

25 October

Teruel

Aragon

 

1 November

  

12

8 November

Europe

Ricardo Tormo

13

15 November

Comunitat Valenciana

Ricardo Tormo

(Final European race)

 

22 November

  
 

29 November

  

 

6 December

 

 

 

13 December

 

Deadline for any Flyaway races.

MotoGP 2020: List of 'To Be Confirmed' events

1

4 October

Thailand

Buriram

2

1 November

Malaysia

Sepang

3

15 November

Americas

COTA

4

22 November

Argentina

Termas de Rio Hondo

MotoGP 2020: List of Cancelled events

1

8 March

Qatar (MotoGP class)

Losail

2

31 May

Italy

Mugello

3

21 June

Germany

Sachsenring

4

28 June

Netherlands

Assen

5

12 July

Finland

KymiRing

6

30 August

Great Britain

Silverstone

7

18 October

Japan

Motegi

8

25 October

Australia

Phillip Island

 

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