MotoGP is preparing for 2022 and the first draft of the calendar for next season was released today. The big news is that 21 grands prix are planned, the highest number ever for the world championship.
In the tradition of the last few years, the opening race takes place at night in Qatar (March 6th), the last race in Valencia (November 6th). The season starts with four races outside of Europe: After the already mentioned race in Losail, the circus goes to Indonesia (the track still has to be homologated) and then to America with a double victory in Argentina and Texas.
The return to Europe is scheduled for April 24th in Portimao, followed by the GPs in Jerez and Le Mans. The first Italian round will take place on May 29th in Mugello. followed by Barcelona, Sachsenring, Assen and the newcomer Finland (another track is still awaiting approval) on July 10th. Then the world championship will last three holiday weekends before it goes back to the track on August 7th (earlier than usual) in Silverstone.
The race at the Red Bull Ring comes before that San Marino GP, scheduled for September 4th. Aragon will be the last European stage before the Asia trip. This will no longer be a triple header, but two double headers: first Japan and Thailand on September 25 and October 2, then Australia and Malaysia on October 16 and 23.