2014 MotoGP Calendar Trimmed — Doesn’t Have Brazilian

02/24/2014 @ 2:06 pm, by David Emmett10 COMMENTS

2014 MotoGP Calendar Trimmed    Doesnt Have Brazilian 2013 MotoGP 16 Phillip Island Sunday Scott Jones 635x423

The FIM has today released the final, official version of the 2014 MotoGP calendar. As expected, the Brazil round has been dropped, after it became clear that construction work at the Autodromo Nelson Piquet in Brasilia would not be completed in time for the September round.

To ease the congestion in that part of the season, the date of the Aragon round has now been pushed back a week, and will take place on 28th September, the date originally scheduled for Brazil.

The dropping of the Brazil round had been expected almost from the moment it was placed on the schedule. There were serious doubts that the circuit would be able to make the necessary changes in time for September 2014, and teams were informed of the doubts which Dorna and IRTA had.

The inclusion of Brazil was a statement of intent, with both Dorna and the manufacturers keen to return to South America, as both Brazil and Argentina are key markets. Actually racing in Brazil will depend one of the circuits still in the country being able to make the necessary modifications to make it safe enough for Grand Prix motorcycles.

Final 2014 MotoGP Championship Calendar:

DateGrand PrixCircuit
23 MarchQatar*Doha/Losail
13 AprilAmericasAustin
27 AprilArgentinaTermas de Rio Hondo
04 MaySpainJerez de la Frontera
18 MayFranceLe Mans
1 JuneItalyMugello
15 JuneCatalunyaBarcelona- Catalunya
28 JuneNetherlands**TT Assen
13 JulyGermanySachsenring
10 AugustIndianapolis GPIndianapolis
17 AugustCzech RepublicBrno
31 AugustGreat BritainSilverstone
14 SeptemberSan Marino & Riviera di RiminiMarco Simoncelli Misano
28 SeptemberAragonMotorLand
12 OctoberJapanMotegi
19 OctoberAustraliaPhillip Island
26 OctoberMalaysiaSepang
09 NovemberValenciaRicardo Tormo-Valencia

* Evening Race
** Saturday Race

Source: FIM; Photos: © 2013 Scott Jones / Scott Jones Photography – All Rights Reserved

This article was originally published on MotoMatters, and is republished here on Asphalt & Rubber with permission by the author.

Comment:

  1. Rob C. says:

    Whats the best way to watch these on tv? And other series like AMA and WSBK? I have seen there is a channel called Be In sports. But it seems to be kind of sporadic with its coverage of motorcycle racing.

  2. For WSBK – BeIN Sport, or with a WorldSBK.com video pass.

    For AMA – CBS Sports, but only Daytona has a TV deal as of right now. Who knows about the rest of the season.

    For MotoGP – FOX Sports 1, or a MotoGP.com video pass.

  3. Dustin says:

    Very PUNNY, Mister Emmett

  4. Writers are rarely responsible for their headlines.

  5. Coreyvwc says:

    Good, now can we put Laguna Seca back on the calendar? No one cares about that go cart track in the Midwest…

  6. Seth says:

    really sad to see Laguna off the list.

  7. BBQdog says:

    At least we have 4 races in Spain and half the field is spanish. Very ‘international’ organisations the FIM and Dorna.

  8. Ken House says:

    Best title ever?! Funny and clever.

  9. GM says:

    Great title!

  10. Rafael Z. says:

    Dorna was so naive to believe on Brazilian politicians’ promises…