Due to last year’s ever-changing Covid-19 restrictions in 2020, MXGP bosses opted to run a single-day race format, which could well continue into the 2021 season.

“The decision to run a one-day format was made due to the tight racing schedule in order to allow more recovery time for the riders and the team staff. However, even last year at a triple header, some of the GP men would go to a practice track and ride on a Saturday before Sunday’s GP,” said a statement from Infront Moto, MXGP promoters.

Because travel restrictions are at least as fierce as last year, it may be an economically-better solution to run over one day.