Circuit Ricardo Tormo will hold two rounds of the Road Racing Motorcycling World Championship on November 8 and 15, which has seen its calendar modified on several occasions due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The first will take place from 6 to 8 November, it will be called the European Grand Prix and it will be held behind closed doors like all the races held to date at the Cheste racetrack. Public will not have access to the practice sessions and the races, while the paddock and the rest of the facilities will be subject to the strict security regulations imposed by Dorna, the company that manages the MotoGP rights, to protect the more than a thousand people involved World Cup caravan.
A week later, Circuit Ricardo Tormo will celebrate, as it has been happening since 1999, the Motul Comunitat Valenciana Grand Prix from November 13 to 15. After conversations with Dorna, the Cheste Town Council, the Direcció General de l’Esport and the Spanish Motorcycle Federation, the Circuit Ricardo Tormo is finalizing a protocol that allows public access during the three days of the Grand Prix, subject to what the health authorities indicate at all times.
“The fans are the reason for being of the Circuit. Thanks to them, these facilities were built in 1999. From Circuit Ricardo Tormo we have to do our best, together with all the institutions involved at the event and always under the approval of the health authorities, to offer fans the possibility of attending the Grand Prix with all security measures” has indicated Gonzalo Gobert, Circuit General Manager.
If the health authorities finally allow it, the Gran Premio Motul de la Comunitat Valenciana will be the only one of the seven races to be held this year in Spain that welcomes fans to the grandstands. Jerez hosted the two inaugural MotoGP races of the with no public, as well as the only event at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya at the end of the month and the two events that Motorland will hold in October.
In Italy this week, in Misano, and at Le Mans on the occasion of the next French Grand Prix, fans will have the opportunity to watch the races from the stands, with special security measures and reduced capacity.