MotoGP could be the first motorsport to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. As part of its efforts to ramp up its COVID-19 vaccination program, the State of Qatar has offered to vaccinate all travelling members of the MotoGP Paddock.
This offer comes as all travelling members of MotoGP will be in Qatar for all pre-season testing for all classes of the Championship, as well as the first two Grands Prix. To maximize safety and reduce the spread of transmission, the entire MotoGP family will be in Qatar in a bubble for up to five weeks.
The vaccine is being offered to racers, teams, and media personnel that will be present during this period. The vaccination program is aimed at increasing the personal safety of all those onsite. It will also offer increased protection for all those that come into contact with MotoGP as the sport travels the world this season. It is hoped that, with the entire MotoGP Paddock vaccinated, the health and safety of all members will be ensured even as they continue their travels around the world this season.
Qatar and MotoGP have been partners since 2004, when Losail International Circuit first joined the calendar. Qatar has served as the opening race of the MotoGP calendar every year since 2007. With this generous offer, Qatar hopes to continue to provide incredible sporting moments and many more milestones with MotoGP, ensuring the longevity of the long standing collaboration. The FIM, IRTA and Dorna Sports would like to thank the State of Qatar for offering this incredible opportunity to the MotoGP family which will help minimise any risk to the future of the Championship and all its members.