MotoGP’s 2020 calendar consisted of 5 double-header races which came about at repeat venues in Jerez, Austria, Misano, Aragon and Valencia because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 2021 season kicked off with back-to-back Qatar races, with the Doha GP – together with a spherical in Portugal – added to switch the postponed US and Argentine rounds.
With COVID border restrictions forcing MotoGP to cancel this 12 months’s Finnish GP, the championship introduced on Friday the Styrian GP would return to form a double-header of Red Bull Ring races backed with the Austrian GP.
When requested for his opinion on the matter, Espargaro mentioned: “Initially, I do know Dorna is doing their finest to do that championship with the situations of COVID.
“However I don’t like in any respect to do two races in the identical observe, even when they resolve to do two races in Aragon, my favorite observe.
“I don’t prefer it in any respect, we’re not doing a pure and good championship. That’s my opinion.”
Crimson Bull Ring’s security got here underneath fireplace after 2020’s double-header following a number of high-profile incidents, together with the horrific collision between Johann Zarco and Franco Morbidelli within the Austrian GP.
Regardless of ongoing discussions, no additional safety modifications will be made to Red Bull Ring for the 2021 season – however Espargaro says adjustments can be made for 2022, although didn’t element what they’d be.
“Austria is even worse as a result of every little thing is simply straight, three corners,” he added.
Aleix Espargaro, Aprilia Racing Crew Gresini
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“The nice factor is we’re speaking each single security fee about Austria, about completely different choices, however sadly for 2021 there won’t be any modifications. However for 2022, there can be.
“So, two races there with no modifications clearly doesn’t make the riders comfortable in any respect I’m positive.”
The Styrian GP will happen on the weekend of 6-Eight August, whereas MotoGP’s summer season break will start after the Dutch TT on the weekend of 25-27 June.
On Friday MotoGP introduced new five-year offers for the KymiRing to stage the Finnish GP from 2022 and the Sachsenring to proceed internet hosting the German GP via to 2026.