2012 MotoGP Calendar Updated

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Finally finalized, the 2012 MotoGP calendar hasn’t exactly seen a huge revision from last season’s schedule, though it does put to rest some outstanding issues. Previously only listing Germany as a stop for MotoGP action, the Sachsenring’s name has been inserted as the venue to host the German GP, subject to the circuit coming to terms with Dorna of course.

Also still subject to contract, Estoril has yet to come to a full agreement with the MotoGP rights holder. Other changes include the confirmation of the Spanish GP at Jerez, and that the season-opener at Qatar will come a week earlier than last season. For 2013, MotoGP’s calendar will include a stop in Argentina, as well as an additional round in the United States.

2012 MotoGP Championship Calendar:

April 8th – Qatar GP – Losail*
April 29th – Spainish GP – Jerez de la Frontera
May 6th – Portugese GP – Estoril (STC)
May 20th – French GP – Le Mans
June 3rd – Catalan GP – Catalunya
June 17th – British GP – Silverstone
June 30th – Dutch TT – Assen**
July 8th – German – Sachsenring (STC)
July 15th – Italian GP – Mugello
July 29th – US GP – Laguna Seca***
August 19th – Indianapolis GP – Indianapolis
August 26th – Czech GP – Brno
September 16th – San Marino – Misano
September 30th – Aragon GP – Motorland Aragon
October 14th – Japan GP – Motegi
October 21st – Malaysian GP – Sepang
October 28th – Australian GP – Phillip Island
November 11th-  Valencian GP – Ricardo Tormo Valencia

* Evening Race
** Saturday Race
*** Only MotoGP class
STC (Subject to Contract)

Source: MotoGP; Photo: Honda