Finland’s MotoGP return delayed again by ‘geopolitical situation’

Aleix Espargaro of Aprilia Racing leads the field during the MotoGP Of Portugal - Race on April 24, 2022 (by Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)

Finland’s return to the MotoGP calendar for the first time in four decades has been postponed once again, this time owing to the “ongoing geopolitical situation” surrounding Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

The Finnish round of the motorcycling championship was due to have been held on July 10 at the new KymiRing circuit. However, the current situation has led to supply chain issues for the development works leading the International Motorcycling Federation (FIM), International Road-Racing Teams' Association and Dorna Sports, MotoGP’s commercial rights-holder, to announce a postponement to 2023.

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