MotoGP cancels Argentina round with final 2021 calendar
Saturday 11th September, 2021 - 11:24pm
Dorna has firmed up the remainder of the 2021 MotoGP calendar, confirming the cancellation of the Argentina Grand Prix.
While the South American event is off, the Grand Prix of the Americas will go ahead in Texas on October 1-3, meaning there will be 18 rounds this year after 20 were originally planned.
In other 2021 calendar announcements, the post-season test at Jerez will take place on November 18-19 and there is a name for the second Misano round.
That event, which takes the October 22-24 weekend held originally by Australia and then by Malaysia, will be known as the ‘Emilia Romagna and Made in Italy Grand Prix’.
All going well, Argentina will be back in 2022 in its customary April slot, and remain on the calendar for years to come.
“The FIM, IRTA and Dorna Sports … regret to confirm the cancellation of the Gran Premio de la República Argentina due to force majeure,” read a statement issued by Dorna Sports, in part.
“The event was previously postponed, but the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, logistical restrictions and prior infrastructure damage have obliged the cancellation.
“MotoGP looks forward to returning to Termas de Rio Hondo in April 2022 to greet the incredible fans who flock to the venue from across South America, with all parties working towards extending the collaboration for further years.”
The Jerez Official Test begins four days after the season finale at Valencia, and will be the last official track activity before the Shakedown Test at Sepang from January 31, 2022.
Round 13 of the 2021 campaign is currently unfolding at MotorLand Aragon before the first Misano round, the San Marino Grand Prix, is held on the next weekend.
MotoGP 2021 calendar Revised
|28 March||Qatar*||Losail International Circuit|
|04 April||Qatar*||Losail International Circuit|
|18 April||Portugal||Algarve International Circuit|
|02 May||Spain||Circuito de Jerez|
|16 May||France||Le Mans|
|30 May||Italy||Autodromo del Mugello|
|06 June||Catalunya||Barcelona – Catalunya|
|27 June||Netherlands||TT Circuit Assen|
|08 August||Styria||Red Bull Ring – Spielberg|
|15 August||Austria||Red Bull Ring – Spielberg|
|29 August||Great Britain||Silverstone Circuit|
|12 September||Aragón||MotorLand Aragón|
|19 September||San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini||Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli|
|03 October||Americas||Circuit of the Americas|
|24 October||Emilia Romagna e Made in Italy||Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli|
|07 November||Algarve||Autodromo Internacional do Algarve|
|14 November||Comunitat Valenciana||Circuit Ricardo Tormo|
* Evening race
MotoGP 2021 post-season, 2022 pre-season calendar Revised
|MotoGP||Official Test||Jerez||Nov 18-19|
|MotoGP||Shakedown Test||Sepang||Jan 31-Feb 2|
|MotoGP||Official Test||Sepang||Feb 5-6|
|MotoGP||Official Test||Mandalika||Feb 11-13|
|Moto2, Moto3||Official Test||Jerez||Feb 22-24|