19-race provisional 2014 MotoGP calendar unveiled
The 2014 MotoGP world championship will kick off in Qatar on March 23 and could be expanded to 19 races with Brazil featuring on the provisional schedule unveiled today.
The Qatar night race will be followed by flyaway trips to Texas and Argentina before the European phase of the World Championship gets underway in Jerez on May 4, though the famous Spanish round is listed as subject to contract.
As was first revealed by MCN in mid-August, the Laguna Seca race in California has been dropped, while the British GP at Silverstone has kept its slot at the end of August.
Silverstone will be held on August 31 and sits in between the Brno and Misano races.
The new track in Brasilia has been pencilled in for September 28 but is subject to homologation. If Brazil does return to the schedule then the season will have a gruelling conclusion, with the final seven races taking place in nine weeks.
Brazil would follow back-to-back races in Misano and Aragon and there were would be one weekend off after the South American clash before the traditional flyaway triple-header in Malaysia, Japan and Australia.
Here’s the full provisional 2014 schedule:
- 23 March Qatar, Losail International Circuit (Evening race)
- 13 April Americas, Circuit of the Americas
- 27 April Argentina, Autódromo Termas de Rio Hondo
- 04 May Spain, Circuito de Jerez – Subject to contract
- 18 May France, Le Mans Circuit
- 1 June Italy, Mugello Circuit
- 15 June Catalunya, Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
- 28 June Netherlands, TT Assen (Saturday race)
- 13 July Germany, Sachsenring
- 10 August Indianapolis GP, Indianapolis Motor Speedway
- 17 August Czech Republic, Automotodrom Brno
- 31 August Great Britain, Silverstone Circuit
- 14 September San Marino & Riviera di Rimini, Misano
- 21 September Aragón, MotorLand Aragón
- 28 September Brazil, Brasilia – Subject to homologation
- 12 October Malaysia, Sepang International Circuit
- 19 October Japan, Twin Ring Motegi
- 26 October Australia, Phillip Island
- 09 November Valencia, Ricardo Tormo-Valencia