MotoGP: Thailand Grand Prix cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions

Pol Espargaro at the Chang International Circuit in 2019
Pol Espargaro at the Chang International Circuit in 2019
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The Thailand Grand Prix has been cancelled for the second consecutive season due to the on-going Covid-19 pandemic and resulting restrictions.

Reports have been circulating in the last few days regarding the status of the event, however an official FIM, IRTA and Dorna Sports statement confirmed the news this morning (21 July). The MotoGP paddock was due to visit the Chang International Circuit on October 15-17.

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The Thai GP is the second event to be removed from the 2021 calendar this month, with the Australian GP at Phillip Island now cancelled as well. The Aussie event was replaced by a second visit to Portimao on November 5-7 for the Algarve GP.

No replacement has been revealed yet for the trip to Thailand, however today's statement confirmed that "a replacement event is currently under consideration and any updates regarding a possible substitute will be published as soon as available."

As things stand the MotoGP events at the Circuit of the Americas, Texas, on October 1-3 and Sepang on October 22-24 are set to go ahead. However, as we all know by now, things can change due to the on-going pandemic.

The Japanese GP at Motegi and first-ever Finnish GP at the KymiRing have both been called off already, whilst Argentine round at Termas de Rio Hondo remains postponed, with no new date given as of yet following the huge firewhich destroyed large parts of the facility in February.

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Josh Close

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