Covid-19 brings two new changes to the current calendar, confirmed as riders take to the track for the first day of action at the French Grand Prix. The FIM, IRTA and Dorna Sports have announced the cancellation of the Finland GP, due to travel-related difficulties owing to the pandemic. Despite this, the relationship with the Scandinavian country remains strong and Dorna has signed a new five-year agreement that will see the KymiRing feature on the calendar until at least 2026.

As in 2020

Replacing that round is another event at the Red Bull Ring, to be held in addition to the 15 August round. The new event, to be known as the Michelin Stiria GP, will take place on 6-8 August. And the situation there should be a little closer to normal as, in agreement with the local authorities and while fully respecting all health protocols, both the Stiria and Austrian GPs will be open to a limited number of spectators who will be able to enjoy the world championship action in the best possible way.

Translated by Heather Watson

Imola: one section of the track will be dedicated to Fausto Gresini