CARMELO EZPELETA, CEO of Dorna Sports: “We try to return to normality, we talked to all the promoters and made the normal calendar because it’s important to block the days and to know exactly on which days there will be the Grands Prix. We’ll start in Qatar as usual, and finish in Valencia as usual for another year. And in the middle there will be 18 Grands Prix together with the first and the last. We hope we can do it. Obviously there are many things we don’t know yet, that’s why we’ve included three reserve Grands Prix to be allocated wherever it’s possible and also taking into consideration the weather considerations of each place.
“The most important thing for me and the message I want to give is that we will try and maintain the days with a Grand Prix on those days.
“This year we tried to compromise between the possibilities and the short time we’ve had given when the pandemic allowed us to re-start. In Europe it’s not possible to race later than we are doing. We are here in Valencia and the weather is so-so – I hope it will be even better in Portimão! Unfortunately we couldn’t travel outside Europe so we did the maximum we could, during this period from July until now. Including Qatar, we have had 15 Grands Prix and we’re very proud; everyone in Dorna, the FIM, IRTA, the teams… we are extremely happy with the result we’ve obtained working together in this difficult year.”
FIM Grand Prix World Championship
2021 Provisional Calendar, 6 November
Date Venue Country
March 26-28 Losail International Circuit, Qatar*
April 9-11 Termas de Río Hondo, Argentina
April 16-18 Circuit of the Americas, U.S.A.
April 30-May 1 Circuito de Jerez, Spain
May 14-16 Le Mans, France
May 28-30 Autodromo del Mugello, Italy
June 4-6 Barcelona – Catalunya, Spain
June 18-20 Sachsenring, Germany
June 25-27 TT Circuit Assen, Netherlands
July 9-11 KymiRing, Finland **
TBD To Be Decided, To Be Decided
August 13-15 Red Bull Ring – Spielberg, Austria
August 27-29 Silverstone Circuit, UK
September 10-12 MotorLand Aragón, Spain
September 17-19 Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, San Marino
October 1-3 Twin Ring Motegi, Japan
October 8-10 Chang International Circuit, Thailand
October 22-24 Phillip Island, Australia
October 29-31 Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia
November 12-14 Circuit Ricardo Tormo, Spain
* Evening Race
** Subject to Homologation
All dates, events and the attendance of spectators are subject to the evolution of the pandemic and the approval of the corresponding Governments and authorities.
Reserve Grand Prix Venues:
Portugal Algarve International Circuit
Indonesia** Mandalika International Street Circuit