Japanese GP cancelled due to Covid-19, Americas GP confirmed

MotoGP have announced the cancellation of the Japanese GP this year, alongside the confirmation that the Americas GP is set to take place.

The Americas GP was originally postponed earlier this year, but a confirmed date has now been announced, with the race taking place on October 3.

Alongside these changes, the Thai GP has also been pushed back one week, with the race now set to run on October 17.

In a press release, MotoGP organisers said the Japanese GP was not possible to run given the logistical challenges faced due to Covid-19.

“The FIM, IRTA and Dorna Sports can now announce a new date for the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas in Austin, Texas,” the press release read.

“The event was previously postponed and will now take place from the 1st to the 3rd of October 2021.

“The OR Grand Prix of Thailand will therefore take place a week later than previously scheduled, from the 15th to the 17th of October.

“The FIM, IRTA and Dorna Sports must also confirm the cancellation of the Motul Grand Prix of Japan. The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and resulting travel complications and logistical restrictions mean that it has not been possible to confirm the event at this time meaning that it will therefore not feature on the 2021 calendar.

“The FIM MotoGP™ World Championship looks forward to returning to race in front of the Japanese fans at their home Grand Prix in 2022.”