06 September 2019 11:39
Formula 1 might use August as an opportunity to recharge the batteries, but MotoGP bounced back into life with races in the Czech Republic, Austria and Britain. The new 2019/20 World Endurance Championship season kicked off at Silverstone, and both MotoGP and Formula 1 announce their provisional 2020 race schedules. Get up to speed on all our latest news and developments here.
It might have been all-quiet on the Formula 1 front, but MotoGP arrived back with three action-packed instalments throughout August. Great races at Austria and Britain, saw title rivals Andrea Dovizioso and Marc Marquez duke it out in Austria, with Dovizioso's last minute dive down the inside, on the last lap, giving him the victory. Silverstone saw Alex Rins take the fight to Marquez. After a race long tussle, it was Rins who got the better of Marquez to take victory by just 0.013 seconds. Overall Marquez extended his championship lead and with a 78-point advantage and only seven races still to go, can he be reined in? All eyes will be on Misano.
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Formula 1 released it provisional 2020 race calendar, packing more races and more race destinations than ever before, including one brand new race destination in Vietnam and returning the Netherlands. A return of a classic track after a 35-year hiatus. To read all about the new 2020 calendar, read our Formula 1 2020 Provisional Calendar announcement.
Ahead of this announcement, mid-August saw Melbourne release their Australia F1 2020 tickets options. The popular Hungaroring, keeping its traditional position as the race before the summer break, released all Hungary F1 2020 tickets options also. Following confirmation of their inclusion on the calendar, Circuit de Catalunya also released all Barcelona F1 2020 ticket options. These races join Monaco, Vietnam, Canada, and Austria as events available and ready to purchase. Experience it live in 2020 with Motorsport Live.
Returning from its mid-season break in early August, Dorna Sports, the commercial rights holder of MotoGP, was first out of the gates to announce its 2020 season calendar. Not to be out-done by F1 the calendar MotoGP had new news of its own. The arrival of an all new race venue, the Kymi Ring, located 110km north-east of the Finland's capital Helsinki. The first ever circuit in the country to have a FIA grade one license and offer a mix of tight infield corners and long straights, mixed in with some gradient to offer a new and exciting challenge to the series. So far just Argentina MotoGP 2020 and Austria MotoGP 2020 ticket options are available. With other races to be announced soon, you can be notified when your preferred race becomes available. Register your interest today at Motorsport Live.
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Looking forward to this month
September started in a sombre mood, with the tragic news of the passing of up-and-coming young driver, Anthoine Hubert following an accident during the F2 feature race at Spa Francochamps last weekend. Our thoughts and condolences from everyone at Motorsport Live, bookf1, and the wider Motorsport Network are with Hubert's family, friends, and the wider motorsport community.
Hot off the heels of Formula 1s return at Spa, the season rolls into Monza this weekend, before the start of the fly-away leg of the season and races in Singapore and Russia. MotoGP also visits Italy next for the San Marino GP, before moving to Aragon. If you are going to any of these races be sure to share your pics with us on social media. We love to see and hear from all our customers on race weekend. Be sure to use the hashtag #MotorsportLive whenever you post.
Ticket wise, Catalunya MotoGP 2020 tickets are expected to go on sale later this month. Sign up for notifications on our Catalunya MotoGP 2020 ticket page, and follow us on our Facebook social media channel for immediate updates once tickets become available.
Have a great September, and we'll see you in October!
Your Motorsport Live team