COVID restrictions continue to plague Grand Prix racing with the cancellation of the 2021 MotoGP of Finland at the KymiRing.
First, the bad news. The 2021 MotoGP Finland round of MotoGP at the KymiRing has been canceled. The decision was announced by the FIM, IRTA and Dorna Sports because of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and the resulting travel complications to Finland.
But there is good news. The KymiRing, located in Kausala of the Iitti municipality, Päijänne Tavastia, Finland will eventually see race action as Dorna also announced that it has extended its agreement with the Finnish race circuit for five years. The extension secures that, pending restrictions, the circuit will remain a part of the MotoGP calendar through 2026.
Replacing the KymiRing round for this season is the Michelin Grand Prix of Styria, scheduled to take place one week prior to the Austrian Grand Prix, August 6 to 8, at the Red Bull Ring in Germany.
The cherry on top? A limited number of spectators will be allowed to attend both the Styria and Austrian rounds, with strict adherence to all health protocols.