The Sachsenring will continue to host the German round of the MotoGP world championship until at least 2026, following a contract extension with Dorna.

The circuit has been part of the MotoGP calendar since 1998 and, pre-Covid, was one of the few venues to top 200,000 weekend fans.

The German event was among those dropped from the shortened 2020 line-up while the 2021 round, on June 18-20, will be held behind closed doors.

"In these difficult times, it was important for us to lay the foundations for this in good time, and to give the Sachsenring – a Mecca for motorcycles – a long-term prospect," said ADAC Sport President Hermann Tomczyk.

"MotoGP at the Sachsenring has been a highlight of the season for motorcycle fans for a long time and is an established major event on the sporting calendar in Germany."

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Carmelo Ezpeleta, CEO of Dorna Sports, added: "We are very proud to announce the Sachsenring will remain part of the MotoGP calendar for a further five years.

"The German Grand Prix is a huge event for motorsport in the area, region and country, and Germany has a long and rich history within motorcycle racing.

"It’s a vital stop on our calendar and we’re delighted to secure the future of the event, returning to the unique Sachsenring until at least 2026."

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

8 August

Styria

Red Bull Ring

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 April

Argentina

Termas

 

18 April

Americas

COTA

Reserve Grand Prix Venues:

  

Indonesia (Race delayed until 'first part of 2022')

Mandalika

  

Russia

Igora Drive

Cancelled Grands Prix:

 

11 July

Finland (Subject to homologation)

KymiRing

 

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