MotoGP: 2021 Schedule Updated, Race At COTA Postponed

MotoGP: 2021 Schedule Updated, Race At COTA Postponed

© 2021, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc. From a press release issued By Dorna:

2021 FIM MotoGP™ World Championship provisional calendar updated

Two races in Qatar and one in Portimão will now open the season, with the Argentina and Americas GPs postponed

Friday, 22 January 2021

The FIM, IRTA and Dorna Sports can now reveal an updated calendar for the 2021 FIM MotoGP™ World Championship as the beginning of another exciting season of racing appears on the horizon, with testing action set to get underway in just over a month.

The season opening Grand Prix in Qatar remains confirmed for the 26th to the 28th of March and it will now be followed by a second event, the Grand Prix of Doha, at the same Losail International Circuit the following weekend, from the 2nd to the 4th of April.

The Autodromo Internacional do Algarve in Portugal will then host the third round of the Championship from the 16th to the 18th of April before the paddock heads to the Circuito de Jerez-Angel Nieto as previously planned.

The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and resulting lockdowns and complications sadly oblige the postponement of both the Argentina GP and the Americas GP until the last quarter of 2021. Any further updates or changes will be provided as soon as available.

 

Updated 2021 FIM MotoGP World Championship Schedule (January 22):

Date Venue Country

March 26-28 Losail International Circuit, Qatar*

April 2-4 Losail International Circuit, Qatar*

April 16-18 Algarve International Circuit, Portugal

April 30-May 2 Circuito de Jerez, Spain

May 14-16 Le Mans, France

May 28-30 Autodromo del Mugello, Italy

June 4-6 Barcelona – Catalunya, Spain

June 18-20 Sachsenring, Germany

June 25-27 TT Circuit Assen, Netherlands

July 9-11 KymiRing, Finland **

August 13-15 Red Bull Ring – Spielberg, Austria

August 27-29 Silverstone Circuit, UK

September 10-12 MotorLand Aragón, Spain

September 17-19 Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, San Marino

October 1-3 Twin Ring Motegi, Japan

October 8-10 Chang International Circuit, Thailand

October 22-24 Phillip Island, Australia

October 29-31 Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia

November 12-14 Circuit Ricardo Tormo, Spain

 

Postponed Grands Prix to be rescheduled subject to the pandemic:

Termas de Río Hondo, Argentina

Circuit of the Americas, U.S.A.

 

Reserve Grand Prix Venues:

Mandalika International Street Circuit, Indonesia**

 

* Evening Race

** Subject to Homologation

 

There will be a maximum of 20 events in the 2021 season. All dates, events and the attendance of spectators are subject to the evolution of the pandemic and the approval of the corresponding Governments and authorities.

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