2014 MotoGP Provisional Calendar Changed – Japan, Australia, & Malaysia Reshuffled

12/13/2013 @ 1:13 pm, by David Emmett1 COMMENT

2014 MotoGP Provisional Calendar Changed   Japan, Australia, & Malaysia Reshuffled valencia motogp scott jones 635x423

The first major change to the 2014 MotoGP schedule has been announced. Though the dates remain the same, the order of the Asian flyaway triple header has been reshuffled, with Sepang moving from first of the three to last.

The Grand Prix classes will now head to Japan first, for the Japanese GP at Motegi on 12th October, before heading south to Australia for the Phillip Island round a week later, on 19th October. The weekend after that the MotoGP paddock visits Malaysia, for the last of the three overseas races at Sepang on 26th October.

The change is unlikely to be the last. It is widely anticipated that the new track in Brasilia will not be ready for the Brazilian round of MotoGP on 28th September, and that the Motorland Aragon race, due to take place on 21st September, will be rescheduled for a week later.

That decision will not take place for some time, however, as the Autodromo Brasilia Nelson Piquet will be given a few more months before the mandatory circuit homologation inspection.

Below is the updated, and still provisional, 2014 MotoGP calendar, with changes highlighted in bold.

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
21 SeptemberAragonMotorLand
28 SeptemberBrazil (STH)Brasilia
12 OctoberJapanMotegi
19 OctoberAustraliaPhillip Island
26 OctoberMalaysiaSepang
09 NovemberValenciaRicardo Tormo-Valencia

* Evening Race, ** Saturday Race, STH (Subject to the Homologation)

Photo: © 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. Norm G. says:

    re: “It is widely anticipated that the new track in Brasilia will not be ready for the Brazilian round of MotoGP on 28th September”

    yeah, like men and materials currently going full tilt for the Rio Games are going to be repurposed for race track nonsense. unless they can build the circuit such that it has use for the Olympics like Russia’s apparently done at Sochi, this idea’s a non-starter.

    and if it was EVER going to fly…? logic dictates it would’ve had to have already LOOONG been part of the original planning/budgeting, not something you just “work in” at the last minute which oddly, is what this sounds like. OLYMPIC SITE SELECTION COMMITEES kinda frown on that. this ain’t, oh by the way, pick me up a loaf a bread while down to Tescos.