The government of Qatar has offered all those involved in the MotoGP that they can get vaccinated against the corona virus. The international motorsport federation FIM, the umbrella association for the teams IRTA and rights holder Dorna have indicated that they are “grateful” to make use of the offer.
The motorcyclists, as well as the mechanics, staff members and all others working in the three World Cup classes MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3, can have themselves vaccinated in Qatar. The oil state has recently stepped up its vaccination program significantly and can take the entire paddock with them.
MotoGP has been on the Losail circuit in Qatar since March 5 for pre-season test races, which starts March 28 with the Qatar Grand Prix and continues on the same circuit a week later with the Doha Grand Prix.
Bahrain previously made the same proposal to all Formula 1 teams, which will test at the Sakhir circuit for the next three days. The Bahrain Grand Prix is the season opener on March 28. The Formula 1 management, based in England, said it would not take up the offer.