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2021 Australian F1 Grand Prix and MotoGP race cancelled

The Australian round of the MotoGP world championship, scheduled for Phillip Island on October 24, was also cancelled for the second successive year.

australian grand prix cancelled, australian grand prix 2021, australia motogp 2021 cancelled, australia covid protocolsThe 2020 edition of the Melbourne race was also cancelled at the last minute (AP File Photo)

The Australian Grand Prix has been axed for the second year in a row with the 21st round of the Formula One championship a victim of the country’s tight border controls, organisers said on Tuesday.

“We regret to announce that the 2021 Australian Grand Prix has been cancelled due to restrictions and logistical challenges relating to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic,” organisers said in a statement of the November 21 race.

The Australian round of the MotoGP world championship, scheduled for Phillip Island on October 24, was also cancelled for the second successive year.

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“The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and resulting travel complications and logistical restrictions mean it has not been possible to confirm the viability of the event at this time, and it will therefore not feature on the 2021 calendar,” organisers said.

First published on: 06-07-2021 at 11:40:30 am
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