MotoGP will return to Circuit of The Americas on Oct. 1-3. (COTA photo)
MotoGP will return to Circuit of The Americas on Oct. 1-3. (COTA photo)

MotoGP Set For COTA Return

AUSTIN, Texas — MotoGP will return to Circuit of The Americas Oct. 1-3.

The Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas that was previously postponed, has been reset for the first weekend in October, replacing the Motul Grand Prix of Japan, which has been canceled because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and resulting travel complications.

As a result of the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas being added to the MotoGP calendar, the OR Grand Prix of Thailand will take place one week later than previously scheduled, Oct. 15-17.

“The organizational and logistical requirements to execute a MotoGP event meant that June was the deadline to define the second half of the 2021 calendar,” said Carmelo Ezpeleta, CEO of Dorna, MotoGP organizers. “MobilityLand needed to confirm the viability of the Japanese Grand Prix but since they could not confirm it by the current date, we must sadly take the decision to return to Motegi in 2022. Japan is an incredibly important country for the FIM MotoGP World Championship, with three Japanese manufacturers in the premier class making it a true cornerstone of the sport. We would like to thank everyone at MobilityLand for making the Japanese Grand Prix such an incredible event since the very first event in 1992.”

Tickets are on sale now for the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas.

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