MotoGP: Brno decides to not host World Championships in 2021
The Autodrom Brno have announced that they will not host World Championship events in 2021, meaning MotoGP will not return to the Czech circuit.
The 3.5-mile circuit located in the South Moravian Region of the Czech Republic have announced that they will not hold World Championship events in 2021.
MotoGP were greeted with a bumpy, low grip surface as they returned to the Czech circuit on the shortened 2020 calendar, a race which saw rookie Brad Binder take his maiden premier class win. However, it was said after the event that MotoGP would only return to the iconic venue if the circuit was resurfaced, but with the on-going pandemic, and a lack of funding, a full resurface isn’t feasible for the Czech circuit.
In a statement on their website, Brno said:
The preliminary calendar for the 2021 season includes traditional racing series, which are attractive to spectators and popular with motoring fans. At the same time, the management of Automotodrom Brno decided not to hold world championships in the future.
“We have many years of experience in organizing world competitions and we know the economy of such a company very well. No sporting or cultural event of world importance is economically possible to organize without proper public support, “explained Ivana Ulmanová, the statutory director of Automotodrom Brno, with the company’s decision. For most of the active season, in addition to traditional companies, Automotodrom Brno will focus on the commercial lease of the racetrack to clubs and agencies.”
It is unsure on where MotoGP will go, however there are a number of reserve circuits which Dorna and the FIM have already dived into after announcing Portimao would open the European leg of the season.
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