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Motorcycles MotoGP adds second Austria race as Finnish GP cancelled

12:15  14 may  2021
12:15  14 may  2021 Source:   msn.com

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The season-opening Qatar GP was cancelled a week before the event, and won’t feature on a new calendar due to track works taking place at the Losail circuit later this year. The other 10 races have thus far only been suspended, though Finland always looked unlikely to stage its MotoGP return this year A former Assen boss recently said the healthy financial situation of circuit meant skipping a year wouldn’t have much impact, should MotoGP be unable to race in the Netherlands. On Wednesday morning, the FIM confirmed the cancellation of the Finnish and Dutch races , as well as the German

The schedule for the Austria MotoGP at the Red Bull Ring – Spielberg, race information, times and results. With a length of 4.318 km it features 10 turns and an altitude difference of 65 metres. The 2016 season saw the Red Bull Ring host its first MotoGP ™ race as the World Championship returned to Austria for the first time since 1997.

MotoGP has announced the Finnish Grand Prix at the new KymiRing has been cancelled for a second year, with the Styrian GP at Red Bull Ring added as a replacement.

a sign on the side of a road: Jack Miller, Pramac Racing © Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images Jack Miller, Pramac Racing

MotoGP was due to return to Finland for the first time since 1982 last year at the new purpose-built KymiRing, but was one of many rounds scrapped due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The event made it back onto the provisional 2021 schedule on the weekend of 11-13 July, but ongoing travel restrictions in Finland has forced MotoGP to cancel the Finnish GP for a second time.

However, Finland’s place on the MotoGP calendar remains assured through to the end of 2026 after promoters Dorna Sports agreed a new five-year deal with the KymiRing to stage a race.

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MotoGP Austrian GP Starting Grid: Here. MotoGP Current Championship Standings: Here. myWorld Motorrad Grand Prix von Österreich. Last time out in 2019 - Czech GP : MotoGP Race . Follow #AustrianGP on social media for all updates on MotoGP . How to watch. You can watch MotoGP / 2 /3/E with all Free Practice sessions live along with Qualifying Press Conferences and all races live on the video pass here. If you would also like to keep up to date with the track action here is the Timing Pass.

In its place, a second event at the Red Bull Ring in Austria has been added to take place on the weekend of 6-8 August.

The season was due to begin its summer break after the Finnish GP in mid-July, but will now finish after the Dutch TT at the end of June.

The Styrian GP made its MotoGP debut last season as part of another Austrian double-header at the beginning of the COVID-disrupted 2020 campaign.

Tech3 KTM rider Miguel Oliveira took a shock maiden victory at the Styrian GP with a last-corner overtake on the final lap.

This year’s Styrian GP will form a back-to-back double-header with the Austrian GP due to take place a week later.

MotoGP has also confirmed a deal with the local Styrian authorities has been reached to allow a limited number of fans to attend both the Styrian and Austrian GPs.

This marks the second major change to the 2021 MotoGP calendar after a second Qatar race and the Portuguese GP were added as rounds two and three to replace the delayed US and Argentine events.

Those rounds in the Americas have yet to be allocated new dates.

It is unknown yet if more changes to the calendar will be made, but the cancellation of the Australian World Superbike round for later in the year has cast some doubt over the MotoGP event owing to border restrictions in the country.

On Thursday it was announced the Italian GP at Mugello in two weeks’ time will be held behind closed doors.

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