Finland MotoGP postponed to 2023 | race news

Finland will have to wait a year longer than planned for its MotoGP return as racing at the KymiRing track is now postponed to the 2023 season due to homologation work and the geopolitical situation in Europe, organizers announced on Wednesday.
Homologation is the process of certifying whether a circuit, vehicle or part conforms to a set of standardized rules before it is used in a professional race.
“The homologation work on the KymiRing, together with the risks caused by the ongoing geopolitical situation in the region, has unfortunately led to the cancellation of the 2022 Finnish Grand Prix,” MotoGP said in a statement.

Finland’s neighbor Russia began invading Ukraine three months ago in what Moscow described as a “military special operation” to rid Ukraine of neo-Nazis.
“Current circumstances have caused delays and put ongoing work on the new circuit at risk,” the statement added.
“All parties have therefore agreed that the debut of the track must be postponed to 2023 when MotoGP looks forward to returning to Finland for the first time in four decades.”
The circuit near the southern Finnish town of Kouvola was officially opened in August 2019. Finland last hosted a race in 1982.
The late Jarno Saarinen, who died in Monza, Italy in 1973, is the only Finn to have won a 1972 Motorcycle Grand Prix World Championship in 250cc.

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