The Malaysian GP will not take place for the second year in a row due to the COVID-19 pandemic. MotoGP then also immediately presented a “backup plan”.
Instead of the race in Sepang, there will be another race in Misano. This means that the COVID-19 pandemic is causing further changes in the world of motorsport. The race in Sepang cannot take place due to the rising infection figures, as it represents too great a health risk. Whether the replacement race in Misano will again be called GP of Emilia-Romagna remains open.
In addition to the now-canceled GP in Malaysia, there is another prominent wobble candidate. The GP in Texas is said to be unsafe due to rising COVID-19s in the American state.
The Sepang GP would have been the only stop in Asia this season, following the cancellation of Motegi in June and Buriram less than a month ago. Because of all the postponements, there were now two races at the Red Bull Ring and Losail. After the two races in Misano, there will also be some in Portimao.
A final candidate for postponement is currently the Argentine GP. The date for this race is currently unclear, as the circuit was badly damaged as a result of a fire. The Mandalika circuit could be a replacement circuit before this circuit becomes a permanent fixture on the racing calendar as the GP of Indonesia in 2022.