News 26 May 2022

Finnish MotoGP debut at KymiRing delayed until 2023

Homologation works and geopolitical situation cause cancellation.

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Set to return to Finland in 2022 for the first time in four decades, the MotoGP World Championship debut at the KymiRing has been delayed until 2023.

Provisionally scheduled as the 12th round of this year’s series on 8-10 July, the cancellation of the Finnish GP reduces the MotoGP World Championship to 20 rounds this season.

“Homologation works at the KymiRing, together with the risks caused by the ongoing geopolitical situation in the region, have sadly obliged the cancellation of the Finnish Grand Prix in 2022,” a statement from MotoGP read.

“The current circumstances have created delays and put the ongoing work at the new circuit at risk. All parties have therefore agreed that the track’s debut must be postponed to 2023, when MotoGP looks forward to returning to Finland for the first time in four decades.”

Following the first seven rounds of the 2022 championship, reigning MotoGP World champion Fabio Quartararo leads from Aleix Espargaro and Enea Bastianini. The eighth round of this year’s series commences this Friday at Mugello, Italy.

2022 MotoGP World Championship calendar:
Rd1 – 6 MAR – Lusail International Circuit, Qatar
Rd2 – 20 MAR – Mandalika International Street Circuit, Indonesia
Rd3 – 03 APR – Termas de Rio Honda, Argentina
Rd4 – 10 APR – Circuit of the Americas, America
Rd5 – 24 APR – Algarve International Circuit, Portugal
Rd6 – 01 MAY – Circuito de Jerez Angel Nieto, Spain
Rd7 – 15 MAY – Le Mans, France
Rd8 – 29 MAY – Mugello, Italy
Rd9 – 05 JUN – Catalunya, Spain
Rd10 – 19 JUN – Sachsenring, Germany
Rd11 – 26 JUN – TT Circuit Assen, Netherlands
Rd12 – 07 AUG – Silverstone Circuit, Great Britian
Rd13 – 21 AUG – Red Bull Ring – Spielberg, Austria
Rd14 – 04 SEP – Misano World Circuit, San Marino
Rd15 – 18 SEP –  MotorLand Aragon, Spain
Rd16 – 25 SEP – Motegi, Japan
Rd17 – 02 OCT – Chang International Circuit, Thailand
Rd18 – 16 OCT – Phillip Island, Australia
Rd19 – 23 OCT – Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia
Rd20 – 06 NOV – Valencia, Spain