At the time of writing, MotoGP has had nine - with an extension to the ban of mass gatherings in the Netherlands expected to bring that figure to 10 by the end of April - races cancelled or postponed by the coronavirus, as lockdowns and containment measures are extended across the globe.
In that time, MotoGP promoters Dorna Sports and the FIM have conducted many an interview, mooting ideas under consideration to try and get some semblance of a season underway. Last month, both parties hoped all 19 remaining races (Qatar has been cancelled for good this year) could still be squeezed in, with initial calendar updates reflecting this. Two-race weekends and extending the year into January were also touted.
But the narrative quickly changed. Dorna ruled out two-race weekends and running into 2021, with Dorna CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta admitting he'd be "delighted" with a 10-race calendar this year and confirming the minimum of 13 races contractually required to declare a World Championship would not apply in such exceptional circumstances.