The MotoGP Thai Grand Prix is unlikely to be held in 2021, according to the ministry of tourism and sports.

The round, held at Buriram, has been on the calendar since 2018, but was canceled last year due to COVID-19 concerns. It looks likely the round will go down the same route this year, as the country battles a spike in COVID cases.

“The Ministry of Tourism is ready to find a way to open the area for tourists to travel in the country as much as possible,” the ministry said. “It is still not necessary to open up about tourism.”

If the Thai Grand Prix is canceled, a possible option would be a Sepang double-header event, though Malaysia is battling a similar wave of COVID cases. The Argentine round could be re-instated alongside the American round too, or the series could re-use a European circuit, or potentially use a track such as Estoril.

MotoGP is currently halfway through its summer break, with racing set to resume in Austria on August 8.

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