Our man Mat Oxley is reporting Dorna wants to kick things off in July, in Spain, with the first three spectator-free races at Jerez, Aragon and Catalunya.

Oxley writes: “Two weeks ago our plan was to start in August at the Red Bull Ring,” said Dorna CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta, speaking to the MotoGP Roundtable podcast yesterday. “We still have the dates for Brno [August 9] and Austria [August 16], so we will do those races if we can, but if we can start earlier in Spain then we will. We need two or three more weeks to decide definitively. We think we can propose the calendar more clearly in the third or fourth week of May.

“In principal the first scenario is to start at the end of July and concentrate on making races in Europe, moving around a maximum of five countries, with ten to 11 races. At some circuits we will have one race, at others we will have two races on consecutive weekends. Then we will stop for one week and then change circuits.

Most likely the 2020 MotoGP championship will start with races at JerezAragon and Barcelona, because crossing borders is likely to be the biggest problem in making the season happen.”

Oxley’s whole report is here at MotorSportmagazine.com.