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MotoGP Calendar Changed, Again – Thailand Canceled

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The COVID-19 pandemic continues to remind us that it is a global, not a local, phenomenon.

As cases continue to rise in Thailand, and the vaccination program there is only being rolled out slowly, the organizers of the Thai GP have been forced to cancel the 2021 MotoGP round at Buriram.

It is believed that a replacement round is being planned, but finding a venue is proving difficult, for much the same reason the race was canceled.

There have been not only rumors of a second round at Sepang, but also of hosting two races in Austin, at the Circuit of the Americas. Much of this is speculation, with little confirmation, given the ever-shifting nature of the pandemic.

Holding two races at the same track is the most likely course of action, however: minimizing travel increases the chances of a race actually being held.


The current 2021 MotoGP calendar appears below, though it is certain to change:

Date Grand prix Circuit
March 28th Qatar* Losail International Circuit
April 4th Qatar* Losail International Circuit
April 18th Portugal Algarve International Circuit
May 2nd Spain Circuito de Jerez – Ángel Nieto
May 16th France Le Mans
May 30th Italy Autodromo del Mugello
June 6th Catalunya Barcelona – Catalunya
June 20th Netherlands TT Circuit Assen
June 27th Germany Sachsenring
August 8th Styria Red Bull Ring-Spielberg
August 15th Austria Red Bull Ring-Spielberg
August 29th Great Britain Silverstone
September 12th Aragón MotorLand Aragón
September 19th San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli
October 3rd Americas Circuit of the Americas
October 24th Malaysia Sepang International Circuit
November 7th Algarve Algarve International Circuit
November 14th Comunitat Valenciana Comunitat Valenciana-Ricardo Tormo
TBC TBC TBC
 
Postponed Grands Prix to be rescheduled subject to the pandemic:
Grand prix Circuit
República Argentina Termas de Río Hondo
Reserve Grand Prix Venues:
Indonesia** Mandalika International Street Circuit

* 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.

Source: MotoGP

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