The Finnish MotoGP Grand Prix, originally scheduled as the twelfth round of the season on July 10, 2022, has been cancelled. The FIM (Fédération Internationale de Motocicleta) and Dorna, the promoter of MotoGP, made the announcement on Wednesday.
“Works are underway on the homogenization of the route, as well as the geopolitical situation in the region”located about a hundred kilometers from the Russian border, led to the cancellation of this race, which was supposed to take place in Kausal (south-east), justify in a press release FIM, Dorna and IRTA (International Association of Road Teams, the association of teams represented at the highest level).
Finland and its neighbor Sweden have formally asked to join NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) because of Russia’s offensive against Ukraine, a choice strongly criticized by Moscow.
The Kymiring (named after the river Kymi that borders it), a completely new Finnish circuit located a hundred kilometers northeast of the capital Helsinki and the same distance from the Russian border, was to host the first motorcycle GP on Finnish soil for 40 years .