2013 MotoGP Championship Provisional Calendar v.4

12/11/2012 @ 12:56 pm, by Jensen Beeler4 COMMENTS

2013 MotoGP Championship Provisional Calendar v.4 jorge lorenzo motogp pit box 635x404

The fourth time is a charm, as Dorna has released a revised version of the 2013 MotoGP Championship calendar today. As expected, the Sachsenring round has been moved back a week, so as not to conflict with Formula One’s schedule in the region.

Additionally, the Spanish GP at Jerez has been confirmed, and will remain on the schedule through the 2015 season. The Andalucian Government, Jerez City Council, and Dorna came to agreement to keep the popular event financed for the next three years.

“It’s with great pleasure that I can announce the extension of the Jerez Grand Prix for a further three years,” said Carmelo Ezpeleta. “It is one of the key stops on the MotoGP calendar with an atmosphere bar none that attracts huge crowds from near and afar. It is also a popular venue with the riders, as the track’s nature makes it a great spectacle for some of the best racing in the world.”

2013 MotoGP Provisional Calendar, Updated December 23rd (Changes in Bold):

DateGrand PrixCircuit
07 AprilQatar*Losail, Qatar
21 AprilAmericasAustin
5 MaySpainJerez
19 MayFranceLe Mans
2 JuneItalyMugello
16 JuneCatalunyaBarcelona
29 JuneNetherlands**Assen
14 JulyGermanySachsenring
21 JulyUSA***Laguna Seca
18 AugustIndianapolisIndianapolis
25 AugustCzech RepublicBrno
01 SeptemberGreat BritainSilverstone
15 SeptemberSan Marino & Riviera di RiminiMisano Marco Simoncelli
29 SeptemberAragonMotorland Aragon
13 OctoberMalaysiaSepang
20 OctoberAustraliaPhillip Island
27 OctoberJapanMotegi
10 NovemberValenciaRicardo Tormo Valencia

* Evening Race
** Saturday Race
*** MotoGP Race Only

Source: MotoGP; Photo: Yamaha Racing

Comment:

  1. TC says:

    For a second, I thought it was Tom Cruise in the photo, instead of whore-ghay. But then again, they are more of the same…

  2. Gray says:

    I know it is a little off-topic, but wasn’t the point of having the US rounds at Laguna and Indianapolis so that the teams could save money? Now, a year later, a new US round is added, but it is not in line with the others. Doesn’t that defeat the original point? Further, the three week break between Laguna and Indy means that the teams still have to pay for the transport of their personnel back to Europe or Japan or Colombia (a quick visit for Yonny Hernandez?) or wherever may be… and then back again. Granted, they save on the freight of shipping their entire paddock operation, but the team travel is no small cost.

  3. Gray says:

    *Correction*

    …the point of having the US rounds at Laguna and Indianapolis back-to-back so that…

  4. Gray, when the calendar was initially drafted, the Austin round was paired up with the Argentinian round, giving MotoGP two races per jump across the pond.

    I’d bet you dollars to donuts that few team members will travel from the US back to Europe during the break between Laguna and Indy. Most likely, it means riders and teams will do more promotions with their US sponsors, which is only a good thing for the US market.