This weekend in motorsport!

Starting off with MotoGP and what to look forward to:

 

The 2021 MotoGP season is set to get underway on Saturday, 6th March with Qatar MotoGP Official Testing, followed by Moto2 and Moto3 Official Testing taking place at the famous Circuito de Jerez, Spain on Tuesday, 16th March.

Racing is scheduled get underway live from the Losail International Circuit in sunny Qatar on Sunday, 28th March.

Head through to the MotoGP Official Website to view the race calendar!

 

All eyes will be on the legend himself Valentino Rossi as he starts the 2021 season aboard a Petronas Yamaha SRT!

As well as current Champion Joan Mir, he will be looking to cement his name in history as one of the greats and not just a fly by night champion.

 

Our very own Brad Binder will remain on his Factory KTM, joined by Miguel Oliveira, who made the transition from Tech3 KTM to KTM’s Factory team.

His brother, Darryn, will switch from KTM to Honda machinery after signing with Petronas Sprinta Racing for the 2021 Moto3 World Championship season in September last year!

Good luck Brad and Darryn, we look forward to a great 2021 season!

 

In Formula1, A 23-race calendar for 2021 has been set, including the inaugural Saudi Arabian Grand Prix!

The race weekend is scheduled to begin on the 26th – 28th March at the Bahrain International Circuit.

 

The start times for each of the confirmed races on the 2021 F1 calendar have also been revealed, with Grands Prix once again starting on the hour instead of ten minutes past, as was the case last year.

Other changes include that both FP1 and FP2, which have traditionally been 90 minutes apiece, will be reduced to 60 minutes each – the same as Saturday’s FP3 session.

Head to the official F1 Calendar to see the times and dates!

 

Will Lewis Hamilton set all new records, or will there be another title winner in 2021?

 

 

In local racing, Prepsol is proud to remain a national sponsor for the 2021 National MX season!

 

Racing is scheduled to start on the 20th of February at the amazing Terra Topia.

 

The 2020 champions were crowned as follows:

MX1 – Tristan Purdon

MX2 – Anthony Raynard

MX3 – Ian Topliss

MX Ladies – Kayla Raaf

125cc Highschool – Jonathan Mlimi

85cc Pro – Bryce Petersen

85cc Junior – Liam Botha

65cc – Neil van der Vyver

50cc – Trenton Kretzman

 

Prepsol’s very own Kayla Raaf went unbeaten in 2020, lets see if she can continue her dominant performance in 2021.

 

See SA MX Nationals website for the full race schedule!

 

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