2013 MotoGP Championship Provisional Calendar v.3

11/23/2012 @ 5:50 am, by Jensen Beeler10 COMMENTS

2013 MotoGP Championship Provisional Calendar v.3 Casey Stoner Valencia Scott Jones

True to the rumors heard in the MotoGP paddock, the Argentinian GP has been canceled by Dorna. Scheduled as the second round for the 2013 MotoGP Championship, the loss of the round in Argentina means that the season-opener at Qatar has been pushed further back into the year, and is now slated to be held on April 7, 2013.

The Austin GP is now the second round of the series, and will continue to be held on April 21, 2013. The full provisional 2013 MotoGP calendar is after the jump, and now supersedes the previously published provisional calendar. Click here for Dorna’s statement as to why the round was cancelled.

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

DateGrand PrixCircuit
07 AprilQatar*Losail, Qatar
21 AprilAmericasAustin
5 MaySpainJerez
19 MayFranceLe Mans
2 JuneItalyMugello
16 JuneCatalunyaBarcelona
29 JuneNetherlands**Assen
7 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: © 2012 Scott Jones / Scott Jones Photography – All Rights Reserved

Comment:

  1. Steve says:

    Money talks and the rest…

    Sure seems like it’s Repsol’s /Dorna’s championship! MotoGP as a whole is missing out on a great opportunity by not visiting Argentina and the southern continent!!

  2. smiler says:

    As for the cover photo. Not the calendar that Stoner will be looking at…..

  3. BBQdog says:

    Very much likes the ‘Circuit of the Americas’ last weekend in F1.
    Would like to see the bikes in the S-ses

  4. Spamtasticus says:

    Smiler, that is Pedrosa.

  5. JW says:

    Stoner wears a Nolan helmet

  6. “Very much likes the ‘Circuit of the Americas’ last weekend in F1.”

    No kidding. And that run up to Turn 1 will be EPIC off the start. It’s, like, 400 Moto3 bikes wide. LOL

  7. Mike says:

    I visited both Buenos Aires and Madrid this year on business and I can tell you Argentina is just a safe if not safer. In fact I witnessed two protests in Madrid that turned ugly last week. I didn’t see anything like that in Argentina. It’s a bit of bull, dorna wants to keep more races in Spain. I’ve been to Indonesia on business and I can tell you that it is way crazier there than anywhere in Argentina.

  8. KSW says:

    Ladies and Gents,

    I’d like to add that it was the Canadian Pension Fund that bought all that Bridgepoint/Dorna debt. I can easily see Indy going away as it should and a Canadian round on the F1 track to keep those Canadian VIP’s happy.
    Then remove a spanish round and look to the southern hemisphere. Argentina? Since when is Argentina where the big Southern Continent money and fans are? An economist would surely question that.

    K

  9. I sincerely doubt we’ll ever see MotoGP at Montreal. There is precious little run-off and a rider going into the so-called Wall of Champions would be a much different proposition than it is for an F1 car. My take: Not gonna happen.

    Would love to see MotoGP at Interlagos, but I doubt that’ll happen, either.

  10. Boret says:

    Argentina’s government got a good dose of Karma.
    The government decided that it was a good idea to steal the Repsol business assets in Argentina (expropriate YPF) and nationalize the company. Most likely a propaganda move on the presidents part to hide all the money she is stealing from Social Security. It was done with massive approval from the argentinian population. Now, all of a sudden, Repsol is the bad guy, because they decide to not allow a MotoGP in Argentina.

    I feel bad for the true motorcycle fans in Argentina that suffer the causes of their political leaders. But I have to applaud Repsol for standing its ground and not allowing those corrupt politicians to have their cake and eat it too. There goes the 750 million pesos investment in the track, hotel and other facilities.

    You want MotoGP in Argentina, either have Kirchner foot the bill (remove Repsol as a sponsor and have Kirchner sponsor a team) or use your voting power to remove her from power, have the new president renegotiate the price of YPF into a fair deal for all and enjoy MotoGP.

    The whole security threat, while pausible, was never the main reason behind the boicot of the argentinian MotoGP.