Two races in Qatar to open MotoGP season, Americas suspended
QATAR (UAE) – The MotoGP season will begin with two races on successive weekends in Qatar, which will be followed by a grand prix in Portugal, organisers said on Friday in a calendar re-write forced by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Races in Texas and Argentina have been suspended until later in the year.
The opening Qatar Grand Prix is slated for March 28 with a Grand Prix of Doha at the same Losail circuit following on April 4.
MotoGP said in a statement, “The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and resulting lockdowns and complications sadly oblige the postponement of both the Argentina GP and the Americas GP until the last quarter of 2021.”