MotoGP: Malaysian GP cancelled due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic

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The FIM, IRTA and Dorna Sports have today announced that the Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix has been called off due to the entry restrictions for Malaysia.

The FIM MotoGP World Championship was set to hold the Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix from the 22nd to the 24th of October after the event was cancelled last year due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and the resulting entry restrictions for Malaysia obliged the cancellation of the event again, announced the FIM, IRTA and Dorna Sports.

The sport has communicated that it “looks forward to returning to Sepang in 2022 to race in front of our dedicated Malaysian fans.”

After the rain-affected, exciting Austrian Grand Prix that saw KTM’s Brad Binder rise to the top using a brave, ambitious strategy on the damp track of the Red Bull Ring, the 2021 MotoGP calendar still encompasses seven races. Next on the schedule is the British Grand Prix with Silverstone set to welcome the field on the 29th August.

The action then continues in Aragón, Spain, followed by the San Marino Grand Prix in Misano, Italy and the American round at the Circuit of the Americas. The next race would have been the Malaysian round that will be replaced by a second round at the Misano track. The name of this event will be announced in due course.

The current schedule ends at the Algarve International Circuit in Portugal, followed by the season-closing round in Valencia, Spain.