/Brazil dropped from 2014 MotoGP calendar

Brazil dropped from 2014 MotoGP calendar

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:

* = Night Race** = Saturday Race
Date Grand Prix Circuit
23 March Qatar* Doha/Losail
13 April Americas Austin
27 April Argentina Termas de Rio Hondo
4 May Spain Jerez
18 May France Le Mans
1 June Italy Mugello
15 June Catalunya Barcelona – Catalunya
28 June Netherlands** TT Assen
13 July Germany Sachsenring
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
12 October Japan Motegi
12 October Japan Motegi
19 October Australia Phillip Island
26 October Malaysia Sepang
9 November Valencia Ricardo Tormo-Valencia