Three 'reserve' Grand Prix races in the 20-race MotoGP calendar in 2021

“The dates will be the usual ones: the calendar will have 20 Grands Prix. If, for example, it is not possible to go to the United States or to other countries, the date will be moved or replaced. There will be three reserve circuits from which to choose”.

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According to Dorna CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta, speaking in a telephone conversation with GPOne.com, there will be no change regarding admission procedures for the press in the final three Grands Prix of the season, at Valencia and Portimao.

This means admission after a negative swab result, but an armour-plated paddock, with limited opportunities for interaction with MotoGP components.

“In this new phase of expansion of the pandemic, I would have no possibility to change the procedures,” said Ezpeleta.

Regarding the warning signs in Portugal for the last GP of the year, Ezpeleta was clear.

“There seem to have been some cases of positivity during the F1 GP (reported to be 14, Ed.), but our bubble at Misano worked perfectly. No cases have been reported ”.

In the coming days or maybe next week, Dorna and the FIM will communicate the first draft of the 2021 calendar.

“The dates will be the usual ones - explained the Spanish manager - the calendar will have 20 Grands Prix. If, for example, it is not possible to go to the United States or to other countries, the date will be moved or replaced. There will be three reserve circuits from which to choose”.

Given the uncertain situation caused by the pandemic for Covid-19, it is still not known if - like this year - it will be necessary to resort to double-header events, as happened at Jerez, Red Bull Ring, Misano, Aragon and Valencia.

 

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