The MotoGP 2021 Calendar
Dorna, the rights holder of the MotoGP World Championship, has issued the Provisional MotoGP 2021 Schedule.
More than a provisional calendar, the schedule shared by the Spanish organization is a manifesto of intent: 20 races, 9 months of competition and a very similar structure to that of recent years, with the usual Qatari opening, the American tour, a conspicuous European leg, the Asian flyaways and the gran finale in Valencia.
There are still several uncertainties regarding some venues.
The historic track of Brno, in the Czech Republic, struggles to find its place in the 2021 MotoGP calendar, due to frictions between the local government and the FIM: the latter would require a resurfacing of the circuit as per FIM regulation, but cannot seem to find an agreement with the South Moravian government, which has no intention of allocating funds for the operation at the moment.
The Kymiring seems to be facing a similar issue, for Finnish organization has completed the main works for the track but has not yet obtained an official homologation.
The threat of COVID-19 and 3 backup Races
Ezpeleta and Dorna will try to confirm this MotoGP Calendar 2021, but cannot overlook the threat of the virus. For this reason, MotoGP already have three “backup” Grand Prix in its drawer: 3 cards the Series may want to play if they were to deal with a resurgence of the pandemic. These backup races are:
- Portuguese Grand Prix – Algarve International Circuit
- Indonesian Grand Prix – Mandalika International Street Circuit
- Russian Grand Prix – Igora Drive Circuit
MotoGP 2021 Calendar
|1||28 March 2021||Qatar||Losail International Circuit|
|2||11 April 2021||Argentina||Termas de Rio Hondo|
|3||18 April 2021||United States of America||Circuit of the Americas|
|4||2 May 2021||Spain||Jerez de la Frontera|
|5||16 May 2021||France||Le Mans|
|6||30 May 2021||Italy||Mugello|
|7||6 June 2021||Catalunya||Montmelò|
|8||20 June 2021||Germany||Sachsenring|
|9||27 June 2021||Netherlands||Assen TT|
|10||11 Julo 2021||Finland (TBD)||Kymiring|
|12||15 August 2021||Austria||Red Bull Ring|
|13||29 August 2021||Great Britain||Silverstone|
|14||12 September 2021||Aragon||Aragon|
|15||19 September 2021||San Marino e Riviera di Rimini||Misano Marco Simoncelli|
|16||3 October 2021||Japan||Motegi|
|17||10 October 2021||Thailand||Chang Circuit|
|18||24 October 2021||Australia||Phillip Island|
|19||31 October 2021||Malaysia||Sepang|
|20||14 November 2021||Comunitad Valenciana||Ricardo Tormo|