The MotoGP Japanese Grand Prix, scheduled for October, suspended due to the pandemic

Marc Márquez, during the MotoGP German GP

Marc Márquez, during the MotoGP German GP
Marc Márquez, during the MotoGP German GP

The organization of the Motorcycle World Championship has announced that the Japanese Grand Prix, which is held at the Motegi circuit and was scheduled for the weekend of October 1 to 3, has been suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Instead, the Red Bull de Las Américas Grand Prix will be held as detailed MotoGP In the released statement: “The cancellation of the GP Motul of Japan is announced due to the difficulties derived from the pandemic, while the Grand Prix OR of Thailand is delayed a week, to be held from October 15 to 17”.

They have not offered further details of the reasons why the pandemic interferes with the normal development of the Grand Prix, although it should be noted that it was scheduled for two months after the conclusion of the Olympic Games, which They are also held in Japan and have raised doubts due to Covid-19 restrictions.

This is the MotoGP World Championship 2021

With the cancellation of the Japanese GP, the inclusion of The Americas and the change of Thailand, this is how the World Cup remains:

  • June 27: Dutch Grand Prix
  • August 8: Grand Prix of Styria.
  • August 15: Austrian Grand Prix.
  • August 29: Grand Prix of Great Britain.
  • September 12: Grand Prix of Aragon.
  • September 19: Grand Prix of San Marino.
  • October 2: Grand Prix of the Americas.
  • October 10: Grand Prix of Thailand.
  • October 24: Australian Grand Prix.
  • October 31: Malaysian Grand Prix.
  • November 14: Grand Prix of the Valencian Community.

The cancellation of Japan implies the inclusion of the United States, so there will still be 11 races remaining for the conclusion of the World Cup and, therefore, 275 points at stake for the general classification led by Quartararo.

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