MotoGP: 21-Round provisional 2023 calendar unveiled

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Dorna has unveiled a 21-round provisional MotoGP calendar for the 2023 season which includes potential trips to India and Kazakhstan.

Both rounds are subject to Homologation, with the inaugural Kazakhstan Grand Prix set to take place on July 9 at the all-new Sokol Circuit, located close to the country’s largest city, Almaty. A five-year deal has been agreed between the organisers and Dorna.

Kazakhstan, all being well, will become the 30th country to host a motorcycle Grand Prix since 1949, with the Sokol Circuit becoming the 74th venue to stage a premier class race.

The Indian Grand Prix is set to take place at the Buddh International Circuit on September 24, becoming the 31st country to hold a motorcycle Grand Prix and the 75th venue to host a premier class race. The circuit hosted Formula One between 2011-2013, and has agreed a seven-year deal with Dorna.

A look at the Sokol Circuit in Kazakhstan.

If both races take place, 2023 will be the longest season in MotoGP history, and will include seven races in Asia. The season begins at Portimao on March 26 and ends in Valencia eight months’ later on November 26. The addition of Sprint Races means that there will be a total of 41 races in the premier class.

Aragon has been removed from the calendar due to the deal in place between the four Spanish circuits, Aragon, Jerez, Catalunya and Valencia, and Portimao (Portugal) which will see them host GPs on a rotation basis.

There will be three triple-headers in 2023, beginning with Mugello, Sachsenring and Assen on June 11, 18 and 25 respectively. Mandalika, Phillip Island and the Chang International Circuit then host their respective rounds on October 15, 22 and 29.

The final three rounds of the season are also back-to-back: Sepang on November 12, Lusail International Circuit on November 19 and then the season finale at Valencia on November 26.

The Catalan Grand Prix in Barcelona moves from its regular June spot to September 3 due to Formula One, whilst the British Grand Prix at Silverstone takes place on August 6 – the first race to be held after a three-week summer break.

You can see the full 2023 MotoGP calendar below.

Provisional 2023 MotoGP Calendar