(Reuters) - MotoGP has added a shakedown and two days of official testing to the March pre-season schedule in Qatar after planned test sessions in Malaysia next month were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The shakedown will be on March 5, followed by testing on March 6-7.
Another official test is scheduled for March 10-12, with the season-opening night race at the Losail circuit pencilled in for March 28.
Testing at Malaysia's Sepang circuit was cancelled after the country declared a nationwide state of emergency to curb the spread of the new coronavirus.
(Reporting by Alan Baldwin, editing by Christian Radnedge)