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MotoGP cancels 2022 Finnish Grand Prix

MotoGP has decided to cancel the Finnish Grand Prix for 2022 due to delays caused by Russia’s ongoing conflict in Ukraine.

The KymiRing, which is close to the Finnish city Kouvola, was due to host Finland’s first MotoGP race since 1982. In preparation for the race on 10 July, the track had been undergoing homologation works but the International Motorcycling Federation (FIM) has announced that the work will not be completed in time. This has led to the race being postponed until 2023.

“Homologation works at the KymiRing, together with the risks caused by the ongoing geopolitical situation in the region, have sadly obliged the cancellation of the Finnish Grand Prix in 2022,” the FIM said in a statement.

“The current circumstances have created delays and put the ongoing work at the new circuit at risk. All parties have therefore agreed that the track’s debut must be postponed to 2023, when MotoGP looks forward to returning to Finland for the first time in four decades.”

There are no plans to replace the race on the 2022 calendar, so the championship will continue with 20 rounds.

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