Official: 2011 Provisional MotoGP Calendar

Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Tumblr

MotoGP’s official but tentative 2011 Provisional Calendar has finally been released, and it is very different from two weeks ago. With races appearing in different orders, and scheduled on different weeks, the new calendar seems to be a fairly substantial departure from the typical MotoGP program. Despite these changes, the calendar confirms rumors that the Qatar GP would be moved up by three weeks to compete with the World Superbike opening, and that the Aragon GP would remain in place, taking the spot of the beleagured Hungarian GP. Lastly, the schedule also confirms the news that the Spanish GP at Jerez would move to the front of the schedule, leaving the penultimate MotoGP stop for Sepang. Check the full calendar after the jump.

March 20th – Qatar* – Losail
April 3rd – Spain – Jerez
April 24th – Japan – Motegi
May 1st- Portugal – Estoril
May 15th- France – Le Mans
June 5th – Catalunya – Catalunya
June 12th – Great Britain – Silverstone
June 25th – Netherlands** – Assen
July 3rd – Italy – Mugello
July 17th – Germany – Sachsenring
July 24th – United States*** – Laguna Seca
August 14th – Czech Republic – Brno
August 28th – Indianapolis – Indianapolis
September 4th – San Marino & Riviera di Rimini – Misano
September 18th – Aragon – Motorland
October 16th – Australia – Phillip Island
October 23rd – Malaysia – Sepang
November 6th – Valencia – Ricardo Tormo Valencia

* Night Race
** Saturday Race
*** Only MotoGP class

Source: MotoGP