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Thai Moto GP dropped from the calendar due to COVID-19

Motorcycling's Thailand Grand Prix, scheduled to be held at the Chang International Circuit in October, has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 2021 Thai MotoGP has been dropped as the Covid-19 pandemic keeps on upsetting the racing schedule, with a substitute location under consideration. The race, set to happen at Chang International Circuit from October 15 to 17, was cancelled because of the continuous limitations encompassing the pandemic.

On Tuesday, Thailand put more than 12 million individuals under a partial, fourteen-day lockdown after an increment in instances of the Delta variation, first discovered in India.

In an explanation, the International Motorcycle Federation and Dorna Sports, MotoGP’s business rights-holder, said it anticipates getting back to Thailand in 2022. It didn’t say where it expects the substitution competition to occur or when it would occur. It is the most recent scratch-off in a pandemic-upset season.

Last month, the Japanese Motorcycle Grand Prix had to be dropped for the second year straight and was supplanted by the Grand Prix of the Americas in Austin, Texas. Recently, the Australian leg of the MotoGP, because of occurring at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit on October 24, was likewise cancelled. Thus, the second race in Portugal was added to the schedule on November 7 at the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve. 

Also, the 2021 Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix was presented in a week and will happen from October 22-24. MotoGP may hope to run another twofold header, having begun this season with consecutive races in Qatar, while the mid-year break resumes with two back-to-back Austrian races at the Red Bull Ring.

The Argentinean round likewise stays without another date after its underlying deferment; however, the South American occasion looks liable to be dropped for 2021 because of COVID-19 limitations. The Finnish Grand Prix was also cancelled, with the Styrian Grand Prix added in its place.

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