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
|April 11 *||Qatar||Doha/Losail|
|May 2||Spain||Jerez de la Frontera|
|May 16||France||Le Mans|
|June 6||Great Britain||Silverstone|
|June 26 **||Netherlands||Assen|
|July 25 ***||United States||Laguna Seca|
|August 15||Czech Rep.||Brno|
|September 12||San Marino & Riviera di Rimini||Misano|
|October 17||Australia||Phillip Island|
|November 7||Valencia||Ricardo Tormo – Valencia|
*: Evening Race
***: Only MotoGP class
+: Reserve circuit: Motorland Aragon Circuit