MotoGP will not be coming to Asia this year. The management of the Sepang International Circuit, the host of the intended Malaysian GP, has announced the cancellation of the event, set to happen between October 22-24.
Although the official announcement did not mention any specific reason behindthe cancellation, it is likely that the ongoing pandemic had been part of the decision to cancel this year’s Malaysian GP.
The closest venue for Pinoys
Since its inauguration in 1999, Filipino fans of both MotoGP and Formula One have flocked Sepang to watch the premier class races live. When MotoGP races were held at Sepang, Pinoy fans could take advantage of early flight bookings to enjoy cheaper airfares. The flights were just a few hours and still within the same time zone.
While the amount these fans had to pay may vary, if done conservatively, the whole MotoGP race weekend can set you back about PhP 30,000 for the roundtrip airfare, hotel, food, and transportation accommodations.
Let's hope it pushes through next year, and perhaps soon, we'll have an Indonesian GP as well.