The COVID-19 pandemic has compelled MotoGP to radically alter its 2020 and 2021 schedules, with the present marketing campaign that includes 18 races as an alternative of the initially deliberate 20 – with the bulk going down in Europe.
However MotoGP has finalised a standard schedule for the 2022 marketing campaign, which can characteristic a document 21 races and two new occasions.
The season is schedule to kick off on 6 March with the normal opening spherical beneath the floodlights in Qatar, with the returning Indonesian Grand Prix scheduled for spherical two on 20 March.
MotoGP final raced within the nation in 1997 on the Sentul circuit, and can stage the primary ‘avenue’ race of the trendy period on the purpose-built Mandalika venue on the island of Lombok – which will likely be used as public roads exterior of racing exercise.
The Argentine GP will return after a two-year COVID-forced hiatus on 3 April and can run back-to-back with the Grand Prix of the Americas in Texas – one thing that hasn’t been carried out since 2016 following journey chaos for a lot of the paddock in getting from Argentina to America.
MotoGP will contact down in Europe on 24 April for the Portuguese Grand Prix on the Algarve, adopted by its common jaunts via Jerez, Le Mans, Mugello, Barcelona, Sachsenring and Assen via Might and June.
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The primary half of the season will likely be capped off by the returning Finnish GP on the new KymiRing on 10 July, which has three-times been axed from its calendar slot since 2019 owing to building delays and the COVID pandemic.
It would mark the sequence’ first go to to Finland since 1982.
The British GP at Silverstone will kick off the second half of the season on its new date of seven August, with the Austrian GP now moved to 21 August on the Purple Bull Ring.
MotoGP will return to Misano and Aragon in September and stage its first Japanese GP since 2019 on 25 September at Motegi, which will likely be paired with the Thailand GP every week in a while 2 October.
The normal Pacific flyaway triple-header has now been scrapped, with every week off between Thailand and Australia on 16 October, with the Malaysian GP following on 23 October.
The season will conclude on 6 November in Valencia.
Although no official announcement has been made on the brand new calendar, all MotoGP groups have already been knowledgeable of the brand new provisional schedule.
MotoGP already introduced final month that its pre-season testing section in 2022 will likely be confined to 5 days throughout one week from 5-13 February in Malaysia and Indonesia.