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A provisional version of the 2021 MotoGP entry list has been released.

The most obvious feature is that Lorenzo Savadori, who took over from fellow Aprilia test rider Bradley Smith for the final three rounds of this year on the machine originally intended for Andrea Iannone, is again listed alongside Aleix Espargaro on the RS-GP.

However, Aprilia told Crash.net that, while Savadori has a 2021 contract, hence his inclusion on the list, the decision on its second race rider is not yet final.

Instead, the factory – currently debuting its 2021 machine during a private test at Jerez – will shortly confirm three riders for 2021, but who will race alongside Espargaro and who will test won’t be decided until the end of the winter.

Joe Roberts was hotly linked with the Aprilia seat early in the Portimao weekend, but then seemed to decide against the move and the American is duly listed as staying in Moto2 at Italtrans next season.

The entry list also has Suzuki’s new world champion Joan Mir continuing with the #36 instead of running the #1, at least for now, while – as rumoured – Tech3 is without Red Bull title sponsorship…

 

 

Provisional 2021 MotoGP Calendar

Round

Date

Race

Circuit

1

28 March

Qatar

Losail

2

11 April

Argentina

Termas de Rio Hondo

3

18 April

Americas

COTA

4

2 May

Spain

Jerez

5

16 May

France

Le Mans

6

30 May

Italy

Mugello

7

6 June

Catalunya

Barcelona

8

20 June

Netherlands

Assen

9

27 June

Germany

Sachsenring

10

11 July

Finland*

KymiRing

11

 

To Be Decided

 

12

15 August

Austria

Red Bull Ring

13

29 August

Great Britain

Silverstone

14

12 September

Aragon

Aragon

15

19 September

San Marino e Della Riviera di Rimini

Misano

16

3 October

Japan

Motegi

17

10 October

Thailand

Buriram

18

24 October

Australia

Phillip Island

19

31 October

Malaysia

Sepang

20

14 November

Comunitat Valenciana

Ricardo Tormo

 

 



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