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2013 MotoGP calendar revised

by Arun Mohan Nadar Posted on 27 Nov 2012 454 Views

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FIM recently released an 18-race calendar for the 2013 MotoGP World Championship

 

MotoGP 2013 calendar released

 

 

After the successful completion of the 2012 MotoGP season in which Yamaha rider Jorge Lorenzo emerged victorious, rider changes and testing of the new machinery has commenced. Aside from some new riders, the 2013 MotoGP season will also feature the new Circuit of the Americas which is part of the Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) released official race calendar for 2013. The Circuit of Americas that hosted the United States Grand Prix earlier in November will also host the second round of MotoGP on 21st April. 

 

The season will kick start at Qatar like 2011 but instead of heading to Spain, MotoGP would head to Austin before turning to Europe. Another interesting change in the 2013 calendar is the mid-season break which has been increased to 28 days. The Spanish Grand Prix has not been confirmed yet since its contract hasn’t been finalized yet. Spain will be hosting the most number of races (4) followed by USA (3). The final race of the season will be held at Valencia, Spain similar to 2012 season.                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Although Argentina was supposed to be a part of the 2013 calendar, it has now been dropped owing to security concerns. The Spanish Government had advised all riders or teams sponsored by Repsol to avoid traveling to Argentina owing to ‘safety reasons’, following a dispute between the company and the Argentine Government. But next year Argentina will be part of the calendar and will be the first country to host MotoGP in Latin America since the 2004 Brazilian Grand Prix. 

 

Date

Grand Prix

Circuit

07th April

Qatar*

Doha/Losail

21th April

Americas

Austin

05th May

Spain (STC)

Jerez de la Frontera

19th May

France

Le Mans

2nd June

Italy

Mugello

16th June

Catalunya

Catalunya

29th June

Netherlands**

Assen

21st July

Germany

Sachsenring

18th August

United States***

Laguna Seca

25 August 

Indianapolis

Indianapolis

01st September

Czech Republic

Brno

15th September

Great Britain

Silverstone

16th September

San Marino & Riviera di Rimini

Marco Simoncelli Misano

29th September

Aragon

Motorland

13rd October

Malaysia

Sepang

20th October

Australia

Phillip Island

27th October

Japan

Motegi

10th November

Valencia

Ricardo Tormo-Valencia

 

* Evening race
** Saturday race
*** Only MotoGP class
(STC) = Subject to Contract

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