2021 MotoGP Schedule: 18 Rounds Confirmed (Updated September 13)

Fabio Quartararo, Teruel MotoGP race. 25 October 2020

September 13 update: The long-postponed 2021 Argentinian GP has been canceled. However, look for the round at Termas de Rio Honda to return in April 2022. The FIM says that the 18-race 2021 schedule is now final. The GP of the Americas at COTA in Austin is still on.

August 19 update: The Malaysian GP scheduled for October 24 at Sepang International Circuit is off the 2021 MotoGP calendar. It will be replaced by a GP to be named at Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli on the same date. This leaves the Grand Prix of the Americas at Austin’s COTA as the only non-European round left on the schedule.

July 21 update: The 2021 OR Thailand Grand Prix at Chang International Circut, which was scheduled for October 17, has been canceled. New government restrictions due to COVID-19 are the cause. Dorna is looking into a possible replacement, and that might mean the debut of the Mandalika International Street Circuit in Indonesia.

July 5 update: The 2021 Red Bull Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix at Philip Island has been canceled. The 2021 Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix at Sepang will be held on October 24, moving that race up a week in the schedule. The Grand Prix of Algarve at Portimão, Portugal, is added to the schedule on November 7. That’s one week before the finale at Valencia.

June 23 update: The Japanese Grand Prix on October 3 has been canceled, with the GP of the Americas at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin taking its place on that date. The Thailand GP is delayed a week due to logistics. That means the rounds in Thailand, Australia, and Malaysia will be happening on successive weekends in October. There is still no date set for the GP of Argentina.

2021 MotoGP Calendar Schedule
Fabio Quartararo

May 14 update: The Grand Prix of Finland at the new KymiRing venue has been postponed until 2022. To replace that round, there will be a doubleheader at the Red Bull Ring in Austria. The Grand Prix of Styria returns, and will be held on August 8, the week before the Grand Prix of Austria in the same location.

January 22 update: Rounds 2 and 3—The GP of the Americas in Austin and the GP of Argentina—‚have been postponed. They have been replaced by a second round in Qatar (the GP of Doha) and a round at Portimão—the GP of Portugal. The mysterious TBA round between Finland and Austria has disappeared from the 2021 MotoGP racing calendar. There are now 19 rounds scheduled. We expect more changes, so be sure to bookmark this page.

The 2021 MotoGP schedule has been announced, with 20 rounds planned. Dorna appropriately calls it a “provisional calendar,” as the continuing issues with government restrictions on large gatherings still casting shadows over future races.

Regardless, MotoGP is moving forward in 2021. The flyaway races at the start and finish of the year are back on the schedule, and the KymiRing in Finland is scheduled to take its debut bow—one year later than expected.

Joan Mir at MotoGP Test
2020 MotoGP World Champion Joan Mir

It is reasonable to expect changes in this 2021 MotoGP Schedule, and Dorna has three backup venues ready to fill, if necessary. While we wouldn’t make any travel plans based on this schedule, it is a starting point after the disruptions of 2020.

2021 MotoGP Schedule