The Hungarian Government, which last November signed a 'Memorandum of Understanding' with Dorna to host a future MotoGP round, has released more details of the project.

According to origo.hu, Minister of Innovation and Technology László Palkovics announced that a brand new circuit will be built on the outskirts of Hajdúnánás, in north-eastern Hungary.

The 188-million-euro investment will include service facilities, training and conference centres and a hotel. The project is also aimed at helping the country's post-coronavirus economy.

The track will be suitable for both MotoGP and F1 - Palkovics adding that an 8-year MotoGP agreement will start in 2023, by which time the world championship calendar is tipped to contain 22-venues.

Hungary hosted a 500cc Grand Prix at the Hungaroring in 1990 and 1992, but a planned return via the proposed Balatonring circuit for 2010 (on the back of Gabor Talmacsi's 125cc title success) never materialised.

Talmaci, also present at the latest press conference, was praised by Palkovics for putting Hungary on the MotoGP map, without which the latest project would not have been possible.

Speaking last November, Dorna CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta said of Hungary's plans:  "A new race – and circuit – in Hungary is an exciting prospect for us all and brings MotoGP back to a country with a great tradition in racing in which we're excited to see MotoGP play a key role going forward."

Finland's Kymiring had been due to join this year's world championship calendar but is now among eight events officially cancelled due to the coronavirus. Indonesia's Mandalika circuit is due to debut in 2021, followed by Rio and possibly Portimao in 2022.

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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