MotoGP has confirmed details of a provisional 20-race calendar for 2021, including a return to many of the international circuits that were missing from this year’s coronavirus-impacted schedule.
The planned 2021 MotoGP calendar begins with a night race in Qatar on March 28, followed by races in Argentina and the USA during April. The European calendar begins at Circuito de Jerez in Spain on May 2 and ends in San Marino on September 19.
As well as traditional European dates in France (Le Mans), Italy (Mugello, Misano), Spain (Catalunya, Aragon, Valencia), Germany (Sachsenring), Austria (Red Bull Ring) and Britain (Silverstone), the 2021 calendar also features a return to TT Circuit Assen in The Netherlands and the debut of a new event in Finland at the Kymi Ring. One European date between July 11-August 15 is yet to be announced. This date could be taken by the Czech MotoGP event, which has been left off the provisional calendar pending necessary safety improvements (including track resurfacing) at Automotodrom Brno.
The provisional calendar also includes a packed October, with four races in Japan, Thailand, Australia and Malaysia planned before the final race of the season in Valencia on November 14. Three venues have been listed in reserve, ready to fill slots on the calendar should issues arise with the planned events. These are the Algarve International Circuit in Portimao (which hosts the final race of the 2020 MotoGP season) and new circuits in Russia (Igora Drive) and Indonesia (Mandalika Street Circuit).
Provisional 2021 MotoGP Calendar
|March 28||2021 Qatar MotoGP||Losail International Circuit|
|April 11||2021 Argentina MotoGP||Termas de Rio Hondo|
|April18||2021 Americas MotoGP||Circuit of The Americas|
|May 2||2021 Spanish MotoGP||Circuito de Jerez|
|May 16||2021 France MotoGP||Le Mans|
|May 30||2021 Italian MotoGP||Mugello Circuit|
|June 6||2021 Catalan MotoGP||Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya|
|June 20||2020 German MotoGP||Sachsenring|
|June 27||2021 Netherlands MotoGP||TT Circuit Assen|
|July 11||2021 Finland MotoGP||Kymi Ring|
|August 15||2021 Austrian MotoGP||Red Bull Ring|
|August 29||2021 British MotoGP||Silverstone|
|September 12||2021 Aragón MotoGP||MotorLand Aragón|
|September 19||2021 San Marino MotoGP||Misano World Circuit|
|October 3||2021 Japanese MotoGP||Twin Ring Motegi|
|October 10||2021 Thailand MotoGP||Chang International Circuit|
|October 24||2021 Australian MotoGP||Philip Island|
|October 31||2021 Malaysia MotoGP||Sepang International Circuit|
|November 14||2021 Valencia MotoGP||Circuit Ricardo Tormo Valencia|