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Thailand could fall off the MotoGP calendar

07/19/2021 at 5:11 PM CEST

The Thai Minister of Tourism and Sports, Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn, has warned about the possible definitive cancellation of the Thai MotoGP Grand Prix, which was already postponed in March due to travel restrictions due to the pandemic and was relocated in October (15-17).

The politician explained that the Buriram area, where the circuit is located, registers high rates of Covid-19 cases and that at the moment the province only has 21% of its population vaccinated, so it will be very difficult for fans can travel for the race.

“If we have the option to decide whether to hold the race in October without fans, or postpone it, we would prefer to postpone it & rdquor ;, he acknowledged Ratchakitprakarn, in statements collected by various local media.

In the event that the appointment is finally canceled, it is not ruled out that the World Cup will be installed for two consecutive weeks in Sepang (Malaysia) to make a double that would allow to reach the 19 grands prix set as a goal this year by the MotoGP organizers.

Otherwise it would not make sense to schedule such a logistically complicated trip to Malaysia, after the cancellations of Australia and Japan, if now Thailand also falls off the calendar.

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