Official changes: In addition to the Double Grand Prix in Qatar, the Portuguese race is back in Portimao on April 18th
According to rumors, on January 22, the official cancellation of the United States Grand Prix was announced in Austin (April 11) and Argentina (April 18), respectively, the second and third stages of the season after the first appearances at the end of March in Qatar. .
Qatar which, in addition to being the only location for the winter tests, will also host the second race of the 2021 championship at the Lusail Circuit, near Doha, on April 4. Instead of the Grand Prix in Argentina, on the other hand, on April 18, 2021, the Portuguese Grand Prix will enter the calendar on the spectacular Algarve circuit in Portimao, indeed the spectacular spectacle of the last Grand Prix of 2020 thanks to a wonderful track full of pitfalls, made of ups and downs Continuous.
The formalization by Dorna with the International Federation (FIM) and the Manufacturers’ Association (Irta) on the changes, as mentioned, was in the air, and this cannot be ruled out due to the various lockdowns imposed in some countries to deal with the health emergency. With a “gap” between mid-July and mid-August which, for the time being, will not be filled even though the Grand Prix of Indonesia is back as a “first reserve” instead of Portimao.
MotoGP: The new official calendar for 2021
March 28th: Qatar (Lusail)
April 4: Qatar (Lusail)
April 18: Portugal (Algarve)
May 2: Spain (Jerez)
May 16: France (Le Mans)
May 30th: Italy (Mugello)
June 6: Catalonia (Montmelo)
June 20: Germany (Sachsenring)
June 27: Netherlands (ASN)
July 11: Finland (KymiRing – circuit to be approved)
15 – Augusto: Austria (Red Bull Ring)
August 29: Great Britain (Silverstone)
September 12: Aragon (MotorLand)
September 19: San Marino and Rimini Rivera (Misano).
October 3: Japan (Motegi)
October 10: Thailand (Changjiang Arena)
October 24: Australia (Phillip Island)
October 31: Malaysia (Sepang)