The Australian Government confirmed that the Australian Grand Prix from MotoGP It will also not be carried out on the stipulated date, due to the restrictions imposed by the coronavirus pandemic. A few minutes after it is confirmed that the race of the Formula 1 on Australian soil it would not be raced, the Motorcycle World Championship did the same through a statement.
The rumor that Formula 1 would not race on Australian soil was very strong. However, little was known about the MotoGP event that takes place in Phillip Island. Through a statement released on the MotoGP website, not only was the cancellation announced, but it was confirmed that it will be raced for the second time in Portugal, with the Algarve Grand Prix.
“We regret to announce the cancellation of the Red Bull Australian Grand Prix. The current pandemic of COVID-19 and the consequent travel complications and logistical restrictions have made it impossible to confirm the event at this time, and therefore it will not be on the 2021 calendar. The World Championship hopes to compete again against Australian fans in the spectacular Phillip Island circuit in 2022 ”, the text begins.
On the other hand, it was confirmed that Portugal will receive a new race, in addition to announcing that the Malaysian Grand Prix was brought forward a week, placing the empty place left by the Thai Grand Prix. “We are pleased to confirm the incorporation of the Algarve Grand Prix to the 2021 World Championship calendar ”.
“MotoGP will return to Portimao from November 5 to 7, the week before the Motul Grand Prize of the Valencian Community, so that the iconic Algarve International Autodrome will welcome MotoGP for a second Grand Prix this season ”, they confirmed to finish. This season’s Portuguese Grand Prix was won by the spectacular Fabio Quartararo, leader of the World Cup.
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