The 2021 MotoGP Sepang Winter Test has been cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak and the current lockdown in Malaysia.
FIM, IRTA and Dorna Sports just announced the cancellation of 2021 Shakedown Test and the Official Sepang Test which were set to take place next month, on February 2021. The reasoning behind the cancellation of the event is the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak and the recently announced lockdown in Malaysia.
On the other hand, in the case of Qatar Test, the organisers announced that the event will take place at Losail International Circuit from the 10th to the 12th of March 2021 and if there are any changes, it will be updated soon.
The Official Statement:
February Sepang Tests cancelled
The first testing of 2021 was scheduled to take place next month
The FIM, IRTA and Dorna Sports regret to announce the cancellation of both the Shakedown Test and the Official Sepang Test.
The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and the resulting lockdowns and complications have obliged the cancellation of both events; which were set to take place at Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia in February.
The Qatar Test, currently set to take place at Losail International Circuit from the 10th to the 12th of March; continues to be confirmed and any further updates or changes will be provided as soon as available.