MotoGP has published its provisional calendar for 2021, as it looks to return to normality next year.
The calendar includes a delayed debut for Finland’s KymiRing, which was due to host a race this season before the Covid-19 pandemic forced a revision.
There’s also a return to a fully trans-continental MotoGP championship (virus-permitting), with Termas de Rio Hondo in Argentina scheduled as the second race of the season, followed by the Circuit of the Americas.
The end of the season has a familiar Australasian feel. The Japanese, Thai, Australian and Malaysian Grands Prix will make for a packed October before the paddock heads to Spain for the final race.
Next year should see the return to Assen, which was a victim of last year’s rescheduled season when it failed to host a grand prix for the first time since the start of the world championship in 1949. Silverstone is also back, with a bank holiday race provisionally scheduled for August 29.
2021 provisional MotoGP Calendar
|Qatar*||Losail International Circuit||March 28|
|Argentina||Termas de Rio Hondo||April 11|
|Americas||Circuit of the Americas||April 18|
|Spain||Circuit de Jerez||May 2|
|France||Le Mans||May 16|
|Italy||Autodromo del Mugello||May 30|
|Catalunya||Barcelona – Catalunya||June 6|
|Netherlands||TT Circuit Assen||June 27|
|To be decided||?||TBD|
|Austria||Red Bull Ring – Speilberg||August 15|
|Great Britain||Silverstone||August 29|
|Aragón||MotorLand Aragón||September 12|
|San Marino||Misano World Circuit||September 19|
|Japan||Twin Ring Motegi||October 3|
|Thailand||Chang International Circuit||October 10|
|Australia||Philip Island||October 24|
|Malaysia||Sepang International Circuit||October 31|
|Valencia||Valencia – Ricardo Tormo||November 14|
* Evening race ** Subject to homologation
Reserve Grand Prix Venues
|Portugal||Algarve International Circuit|
|Russia||Igora Drive Circuit|