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Honda replaces the force for the MotoGP 2021 season

Although the MotoGP 2020 season cannot take place yet, Honda has announced plans to change personnel for the main racing team and the satellite racing team in 2021.

Up to the present time, the MotoGP season 2020 cannot start due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. However, outside the track, there are still surprising and interesting developments. Most recently, Honda conducted a force blood change for the MotoGP 2021 season.

Specifically, in 2021 the official factory team of the Japanese automaker Repsol Honda Team will welcome rookie Pol Espargaro. The Spaniard will bid farewell to the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing team after this season closes.

New teammates of the defending world champion Marc Marquez and Honda Racing Corporation (HRC – the company in charge of Honda sports racing) have signed a two-year contract.

Pol Espargaro is currently one of the most experienced names in MotoGP when he started fighting at this race since 2014. Season 2019, driver number 44 is ranked 11th on the overall board with 100 points. Before that, fellow Marc Marquez won the Moto2 racing championship in 2013.

Pol Espargaro will switch to Honda racing after the end of his contract with KTM

In the opposite direction, Marc Marquez’s younger brother Alex Marquez will switch to HRC’s satellite team, LCR Honda. The 24-year-old racer won Moto3 and Moto2 before being selected by Repsol Honda Team as the second racer next to M93 in the 2020 season.

Thus, the Marquez brothers will not have much time to play side by side when MotoGP 2020 is shortened and it is not clear how many races will be held. It can be said that the first year of Alex’s MotoGP race was not going very well.

The Marquez duo will race together for the remainder of the 2020 season

Parallel to the reception of Alex Marquez, LCR Honda will say goodbye to veteran driver Cal Crutchlow after 6 years of sticking. Next season’s brother Marc Marquez’s teammate is Takaaki Nakagami, the Japanese racer.

Thus, after restructuring the roster, the two teams of HRC are on average 27 years old and can compete for a long time in the coming years at MotoGP.

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Brazil officially hosts MotoGP in 2022

According to information broadcast from Dorna Sports (the company that owns the commercial and television rights of the MotoGP race), a MotoGP race will officially take place in Brazil in the 2022 season.

After 22 years from the last (2004 season) a MotoGP race will officially take place on Brazilian territory. Specifically, a five-year contract was signed between Dorna Sport and Rio Motorsports. Thereby, a new racetrack named Rio Motorpark will be built in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and will be officially completed in 2021.

It is known that Rio Motorpark has a design of about 4.5 km long, with 7 corners of the left corner and 6 corners of the right corner. Also according to Marcelo Crivella – Mayor of Rio de Janeiro, the construction of the Rio Motorpark is a major project of the city of Rio de Janeiro. It will create a huge amount of jobs (about 7,000 job opportunities) for local people as well as boost the city’s tourism industry in the near future.

The Rio Motorpark will be completed in 2021

Before the official return in the MotoGP 2022 season, Brazil also had time to be the “host” of the famous motor racing competitions in the world; between 1987 and 1992 and 1995 to 2004.

This is true from the share of CEO Dorna Sport, during the MotoGP season 2022 to 2026 will take a total of 22 races. More specifically, the number of 2019 is 19 stages, the MotoGP 2020 season will increase to 20 stages with the arrival of Finland, the MotoGP 2021 season will be 21 stages with the participation of Indonesia and the number until the MotoGP season. 2022 will be 22 stages with the arrival of Brazil.

Although the limit set by Mr. Carmelo Ezpeleta is 22 races for MotoGP to the end of the MotoGP season 2026. But according to the information available, 01 countries of South Asia, Portugal and Mexico are being active in becoming the host of a race in this world’s most prestigious 02-wheel race system. And one of the names can only appear on the MotoGP map if the host countries do not continue to organize MotoGP.