Portugal will host for the second consecutive year a race of the MotoGP World Championship, on April 18, at the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve, in Portimão, today announced the organization of the championship (Dorna) and the International Motorcycle Federation (FIM).
The postponement of the races scheduled for Argentina (April 11) and the United States (April 18), due to the increase in cases caused by the pandemic of the new coronavirus, promoted the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve as an alternate to the championship's effective circuit.
Portugal will host the third stage of the MotoGP World Championship, which starts on March 28, in Losail, Qatar, the same circuit that will host the second stage, the Doha GP, on April 4.
In 2020, Portimão hosted a MotoGP race for the first time, on November 22, when Miguel Oliveira (KTM) snatched his second victory in the premier class of speed motorcycling, after the victory in Styria, Austria, on August 23.
This will be the 15th edition of the MotoGP Grand Prix of Portugal, after 12 editions, between 2002 and 2012, were held at the Estoril race track and the 1987 one at the Jarama circuit in Spain.