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Malaysian GP canceled, second race in Misano

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to trigger upheaval within the varied calendars and MotoGP isn’t any exception. It’s now the flip of the Malaysian Grand Prix, scheduled for October 22-24, to be canceled because of the well being scenario within the nation, the place the variety of circumstances detected every day has continued to extend for the reason that starting of the month. July.

With the intention to preserve the identical variety of dates, MotoGP has already discovered a alternative race to that of Sepang by including a second spherical in Misano, on the date scheduled till then for the journey to Malaysia. The official identify of the occasion stays to be confirmed however final 12 months, the second race organized on the observe took the identify of GP of Emilia-Romagna.

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Within the present calendar, the sector should due to this fact make two passages on the Italian circuit in simply over a month, interrupted by a distant detour by way of Austin, initially deliberate for the spring however since moved to the autumn. The continuation of the GP of the Americas stays unsure, nonetheless, attributable to an upsurge in COVID-19 circumstances in Texas.

The Malaysian Grand Prix was the one journey to Asia nonetheless scheduled after the cancellation of Motegi in June and Buriram lower than a month in the past. A primary journey was deliberate to Sepang at first of the 12 months, for the normal pre-season checks, and had additionally been canceled. To compensate for the varied postponements and cancellations of races, Losail and the Pink Bull Ring every hosted two races and it’s due to this fact deliberate to make two journeys to Misano after which return to Portimão, which already opened the European season at first of the 12 months. .

The Argentine GP stays on the calendar at an unknown date however this journey might be troublesome to combine, particularly because the circuit of Termas de Río Hondo suffered vital injury after a hearth originally of the 12 months.

The Mandalika circuit seems for its half as a reserve, earlier than the Indonesian GP integrates the calendar completely in 2022. Within the earlier printed calendar, MotoGP specified to hunt a alternative on the GP of Thailand however this point out has disappeared, this which implies there may in the end be a complete of 18 races this 12 months.

The MotoGP 2021 calendar

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