It was confirmed earlier today that neither of the Formula 1 or MotoGP Australian GPs will take place this season, with each the occasions cancelled.
That is courtesy of Australia’s strict closed border coverage amid the worldwide well being disaster.
MotoGP has now confirmed two adjustments within the wake of the Phillip Island spherical cancellation.
The primary is that the Malaysian GP has been moved into the previous Australian GP date, 22-24 October, which places it per week after the Thailand Grand Prix.
Portimao, in the meantime, has been drafted again in for a second time this season, with the circuit set to host the Algarve GP on the 5-7 November. The season will then conclude on the Valencia GP on the 12-14 November.
In line with Dorna Sports activities CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta, the expectation is that Phillip Island will return to the schedule for the 2022 season.
“We’re very unhappy to announce that we received’t have the ability to race on the beautiful Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit in 2021,” he stated.
“One in every of our actually emblematic venues that at all times delivers unbelievable racing, it’s a favorite for followers worldwide and everybody within the paddock.
“Sadly, we must wait one other 12 months to return to Victoria, however we very a lot stay up for seeing the Australian followers in 2022 and staging one other incredible occasion collectively – this time with two residence heroes, Jack Miller and Remy Gardner, on the premier class grid after we return.”
Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Workforce
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MotoGP has already visited Portimao this season again in April, when the circuit hosted the opening European spherical after the Qatar double-header, with Yamaha’s Fabio Quartararo taking victory ahead of Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia.
The Algarve circuit made its debut on the MotoGP calendar final 12 months, internet hosting the 2020 finale, as a part of the reshuffled schedule because of the revisions enforced by the COVID-19 pandemic. That race, which came about in late November final 12 months, was received by Miguel Oliveira for Tech3 KTM.
Revised 2021 MotoGP calendar: