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MotoGP calendar disruptions “getting outdated” – Miller

KTM MotoGP rider Jack Miller says the spate of in-season calendar changes that have plagued the series in recent years is “getting old”. The 2024 championship was meant to consist of 21 grands prix, but already before the campaign had started there were changes. Argentina, set for round three, was cancelled due to a lack

MotoGP calendar disruptions “getting outdated” – Miller

KTM MotoGP rider Jack Miller says the spate of in-season calendar adjustments which have plagued the collection in recent times is “getting outdated”.

The 2024 championship was meant to include 21 grands prix, however already earlier than the marketing campaign had began there have been adjustments.

Argentina, set for spherical three, was cancelled due to a lack of funding beneath the brand new authorities, earlier than excessive flooding pressured the Kazakhstan GP to be postponed from its 16 June slot.

The cancellation of the Indian GP in latest weeks then led to Kazakhstan being slotted into its 20-22 September dates, marking the third major calendar change in 2024.

For Miller – who won’t race for KTM in 2025 – the disruption doesn’t have an effect on his preparations a lot, however concedes that the continuous calendar adjustments MotoGP has seen over the previous couple of years isn’t good for the collection.

“I’m simply making an attempt to take it a race at a time,” he stated.

The 2024 Indian Grand Prix was removed from the calendar in May.

The 2024 Indian Grand Prix was faraway from the calendar in Could.

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“That’s all we will do. If I used to be additional up within the factors, then perhaps you’ll be wanting extra or wanting much less, I don’t know.

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“It’s onerous to say from my place, however at this level and time it hasn’t actually affected me all that a lot.

“You do set a plan out at first of the yr of the grands prix, and that’s what you’re coaching in direction of and it’s not simply been this yr.

“It’s been the previous couple of years we’ve had it disrupted, which is getting outdated.

“Each for us as a rider and likewise I believe as followers. You’re anticipating X quantity of grands prix after which having two or three being kicked off the championship.

“So, fingers crossed that’s the tip of it however we’ll wait and see.”

The postponement of the Kazakhstan GP meant a three-week hole between the Italian GP and subsequent weekend’s Dutch GP appeared.

MotoGP will then have back-to-back rounds earlier than a second three-week break between Germany and Nice Britain.

Final yr noticed the Kazakhstan GP cancelled as a result of circuit not being prepared, whereas the 2022 calendar was meant to characteristic the Finnish GP – initially meant to happen in 2020 – earlier than it was canned.

Throughout 2020 and 2021, the calendar was altered repeatedly as a result of COVID pandemic.

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