MotoGP cancels Argentina round with final 2021 calendar

Marc Marquez rides at Argentina’s Termas de Rio Hondo Circuit in 2019

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

Date Grand prix Venue
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
20 June Germany Sachsenring
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

Class(es) Activity Circuit Date
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

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