Before heading back to Europe following the season-opening Qatar MotoGP rounds, representatives from Dorna and the FIM are due to visit Indonesia to check on the progress of the new Mandalika Street Circuit.

“This Monday, Dorna and FIM will fly directly from Qatar to carry out an inspection. They've seen the track using the (Drone), but they want to see it first-hand. So as a preparation for the homologation in June 2021, we must first carry out a pre-track inspection," said Mandalika Grand Prix Association representative Dyan Dilato.

The Indonesian venue, the only remaining official reserve circuit for the 2021 season, is aiming for official homologation in June and is said to be '55-60%' complete.

'The asphalting of the first layer will continue until March 2021. The asphalting of the second layer and the last layeris targeted for completion in May 2021,' wrote MGPA in its official release.

Once homologated, and subject to Covid travel restrictions, Mandalika would be available to step in should any of the scheduled rounds be postponed.

Such a scenario has already seen the previous reserve circuit, Portimao, join the calendar as round 3 (following a second race in Qatar) due to the postponement of Argentina and Austin.

While Dorna remains confident about the European events, a question mark still hangs over the end-of-season flyways in Japan, Thailand, Australia and Malaysia. Finland's KymiRing is also yet to be officially homologated.

Mandalika, which is set to host the first Indonesian Grand Prix since the mid-1990s, is also due to hold a World Superbike round in mid-November.

Provisional 2021 MotoGP Calendar

Round

Date

Race

Circuit

1

28 March

Qatar (Evening race)

Losail

2

4 April

Doha (Evening race)

Losail

3

18 April

Portugal

Portimao

4

2 May

Spain

Jerez

5

16 May

France

Le Mans

6

30 May

Italy

Mugello

7

6 June

Catalunya

Barcelona

8

20 June

Germany

Sachsenring

9

27 June

Netherlands

Assen

10

11 July

Finland (Subject to homologation)

KymiRing

11

15 August

Austria

Red Bull Ring

12

29 August

Great Britain

Silverstone

13

12 September

Aragon

Aragon

14

19 September

San Marino e Della Riviera di Rimini

Misano

15

3 October

Japan

Motegi

16

10 October

Thailand

Buriram

17

24 October

Australia

Phillip Island

18

31 October

Malaysia

Sepang

19

14 November

Comunitat Valenciana

Ricardo Tormo

Postponed Grands Prix:
 11 AprilArgentinaTermas
 18 AprilAmericasCOTA
Reserve Grand Prix Venues:
  Indonesia (Subject to homologation)Mandalika
  RussiaIgora Drive
2021 Pre-season Testing:
 5 MarchQatar Shakedown TestLosail
 6-7 MarchQatar Official TestLosail
 10-12 MarchQatar Official TestLosail