MotoGP, New calendar: Qatar doubles up, Portimao, Argentina, and Austin enter the list

No more than 20 appointments expected for 2021: Russia’s out, reserve race in Indonesia, May 30th in Mugello, and September 19th at Misano

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The MotoGP is sharpening its weapons for 2021, and here’s the latest news on the calendar. Due to the persistence of the pandemic, the Austin and Rio Hondo stages have been postponed to a later date. So, the World Championship will start on March 28th in Qatar, then it'll move on to the Losail track, back to back, the week that follows.

Portimao, the third appointment on April 18th, will be followed by Spain, France, and Mugello. The KimyRing track is scheduled for July 17th, while Russia, which was much talked about, disappeared from the radar. September 19th will be the Misano stage, while Japan, Thailand, Australia, and Malaysia are scheduled for October, ending in Valencia on November 14th.

Dorna and the FIM have foreseen a maximum of twenty appointments, with Indonesia that remains the reserve race. The coronavirus always dictates law, so they’ll have to deal with its evolution.

Translated by Leila Myftija

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