Provisional MotoGP Calendar – 4 GP’s in Spain?

07/29/2009 @ 12:39 am, by Jensen Beeler1 COMMENT


The provisional MotoGP schedule is out. New to the line-up (well sort of), is the stop in Hungary at the Balatonring (yet to be built). And also, the British GP will be held at Silverstone instead of Donington Park. Donington will host Formula1 instead for the foreseeable future.That shouldn’t be a surprise to you if you’re a A&R regular, but for you newcomers…umm, gee…well, SURPRISE!

Dorna doesn’t seem convinced that the Balatonring will be completed in time. So they’ve hedged their bets with a “reserve circuit” in Spain, the Motorland Aragon Circuit. Motorland is a brand new facility that is just outside of Alcañiz, about a hundred miles inland from Barcelona. If the reserve circuit is used, it will mean 4 Grand Prix’s in Spain for 2010.

That might be good news for the rabid motorcycle racing fans of Espana, but it’s even better news for Motorland, which has been trying to establish itself as a premiere venue, by courting Formula1 and MotoGP. Full listing of the schedule after the jump.

Provisional 2010 MotoGP Calendar

DatesGrand PrixCircuit
April 11 *QatarDoha/Losail
April 25JapanMotegi
May 2SpainJerez de la Frontera
May 16FranceLe Mans
May 30ItalyMugello
June 6Great BritainSilverstone
June 26 **NetherlandsAssen
July 4CatalunyaCatalunya
July 18GermanySachsenring
July 25 ***United StatesLaguna Seca
August 15Czech Rep.Brno
August 29IndianapolisIndianapolis
September 12San Marino & Riviera di RiminiMisano
September 19+HungaryBalatonring
October 10MalaysiaSepang
October 17AustraliaPhillip Island
October 31PortugalEstoril
November 7ValenciaRicardo Tormo – Valencia

*: Evening Race
**: Saturday
***: Only MotoGP class
+: Reserve circuit: Motorland Aragon Circuit

  • Patron

    Looks like its turning into one big advert for Spain. I see VISIT SPAIN in my dreams now. Would someone please tell Dorna this is a WORLD championship. Geez.