As F1 completes its latest European triple header, MotoGP heads to Aragon and Misano for the next two races in its 2021 season. Here are the motorsport events to look forward to in September 2021!
Formula 1, Dutch Grand Prix, September 3-5
After a 36-year absence, Formula 1 returns to the Netherlands for the 2021 Dutch Grand Prix. Zandvoort plays host to the first running of the race since 1985, with fans out in force to support Max Verstappen. The Dutchman is in pursuit of Lewis Hamilton for the lead of the Drivers’ Championship – and you can expect even more of a party atmosphere if the Red Bull driver takes victory on home soil!
MotoGP, Aragon, September 10-12
On the calendar since 2010, Motorland Aragon provides MotoGP with its third trip to Spain in 2021. Fabio Quartararo remains at the top of the championship standings, having extended his lead with victory at the British Grand Prix. There’s reason for the home crowd to be optimistic at the Aragon Grand Prix. Spanish riders have taken pole position for all of the last four races this year, while the Aragon race has had a home winner in every year since 2012.
Formula 1, Italian Grand Prix, September 10-12
The final race of F1’s latest triple header sees the series head to the iconic Monza circuit for the Italian Grand Prix. This year, Monza will be host to the second Sprint Qualifying weekend. The new format made its debut at the British Grand Prix in July. Last year, Monza produced the fastest lap in F1 history during qualifying.
This year, the traditional qualifying hour will take place on Friday evening before a 30 minute sprint race on Saturday afternoon to determine the final grid. You can expect plenty of slipstreaming during Sprint Qualifying and perhaps during the Grand Prix itself. Pierre Gasly was last year’s shock winner.
MotoGP, San Marino, September 17-19
In August, MotoGP announced that Misano World Circuit will host two races in 2021 – just as the venue did in 2020. The second, yet to be titled, event will take place in late October. Before that, the San Marino Grand Prix takes place at the venue in mid-September. Franco Morbidelli led home an Italian 1-2 at last year’s San Marino Grand Prix, while Maverick Viñales led home an all-Spanish podium one week later.
Formula 1, Russian Grand Prix, September 24-26
Earlier this year, it was announced that the Russian Grand Prix will move to the Igora Drive circuit from 2023. There are still two Russian Grands Prix to be run at Sochi Autodrom, with the venue set to host the event for the penultimate time later in September. Mercedes have a 100% win rate at the Sochi track – but that record is likely to come under considerable pressure in 2021 from Red Bull.