MotoGP Calendar Update: 2021 Thai GP Round Canceled
The FIM, IRTA and Dorna Sports say they regret to announce the cancellation of the OR Thai Grand Prix, which was set to take place at Chang International Circuit from the 15th to the 17th of October. The cancellation comes after COVID-19 restrictions begin to tighten across the world.
Despite the best efforts of all parties involved, Dorna say the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and resulting restrictions have obliged the cancellation of the event. The news is disappointing for MotoGP fans after the 2020 Thai GP was canceled last year as well, there is hope that the series will return in to Thailand in 2022.
A replacement event is said to currently under consideration and any updates regarding a possible substitute will be published as soon as available through the offical MotoGP website.
The riders will be off to the wild Red Bull Ring in Austria on the 8th of August, which saw plenty of spills and thrills last year. Fabio Quartararo currently holds the top spot on the ladder while Johann Zarco tries to catch up on the 34 point lead in the championship. With ten rounds to go, anything could happen!