In a not-so-unsurprising move, Dorna have confirmed that the Brazilian round of this year’s World Championship will not take place, which means that the season will be contested over 18 races. This also means a re-scheduling of the Aragon round from 21st September to 28th September, meaning a two week gap from the San Marino GP as opposed to the original plan of 3 races back to back.
Whilst the Brazilian round had appeared on previous provisional calendars, it was always subject to FIM homologation with a significant amount of building work to improve rider safety (especially run-off), the pit area and grandstands required to guarantee the viability of the round. There have been fears over the future of the race for a while now, and the race is now delayed for at least one season.
It means that the confirmed 2014 MotoGP calendar is as follows:
|27 April||Argentina||Termas de Rio Hondo|
|18 May||France||Le Mans|
|15 June||Catalunya||Barcelona – Catalunya|
|28 June||Netherlands**||TT Assen|
|10 August||Indianapolis GP||Indianapolis|
|17 August||Czech Republic||Brno|
|31 August||Great Britain||Silverstone|
|14 September||San Marino||Marco Simoncelli Misano|
|28 September||Aragon||MotorLand Aragon|
|19 October||Australia||Phillip Island|
|9 November||Valencia||Ricardo Tormo-Valencia|