MotoGP will return to South America next season after the Grands Prix of Argentina was included on an eighteen-race calendar for 2014. As announced yesterday, the United States Grand Prix at Laguna Seca is the only absentee from the schedule used this season.
For the eighth year in succession, the action will kick off under the floodlights in Qatar before the second Grand Prix of the Americas in Austin on April 13th. The Argentine Grand Prix makes its return after a fifteen year absence at the Autódromo Termas de Rio Hondo before the European season begins at Jerez on the first weekend in May.
The traditional mid-season run of European rounds continues with the French Grand Prix at Le Mans before the classic venues of Mugello, Catalunya and Assen take MotoGP through June. The Sachsenring hosts the German Grand Prix prior to the summer break while the second half of the campaign starts at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in mid-August with Brno a week later.
Silverstone retains its end-of-summer slot with the 2014 British Grand Prix pencilled in for August 31st before a brutal run of races to finish the season. Misano and Aragon precede the trio of Asia-Pacific races at Sepang, Motegi and Phillip Island before the season concludes in Valencia.
|2014 MotoGP World Championship – Provisional Calendar|
|ROUND 1||Qatar (Night Race)||Losail||March 23rd|
|ROUND 2||Americas||Circuit of the Americas||April 13th|
|ROUND 3||Argentina||Autódromo Termas de Rio Hondo||April 27th|
|ROUND 4||Spain||Jerez de la Frontera||May 4th|
|ROUND 5||France||Le Mans Bugatti Circuit||May 18th|
|ROUND 6||Italy||Mugello||June 1st|
|ROUND 7||Catalunya||Circuit de Catalunya||June 15th|
|ROUND 8||Netherlands||TT Assen||June 28th|
|ROUND 9||Germany||Sachsenring||July 13th|
|ROUND 10||Indianapolis||Indianapolis Motor Speedway||August 10th|
|ROUND 11||Czech Republic||Brno||August 17th|
|ROUND 12||Great Britain||Silverstone||August 31st|
|ROUND 13||San Marino||Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli||September 14th|
|ROUND 14||Aragon||Motorland Aragon||September 28th|
|ROUND 15||Malaysia||Sepang||October 12th|
|ROUND 16||Japan||Twin Ring Motegi||October 19th|
|ROUND 17||Australia||Phillip Island||October 26th|
|ROUND 18||Valencia||Ricardo Tormo Circuit||November 9th|