MotoGP moves German date to avoid Formula 1 again
|By Sam Tremayne||Tuesday, December 11th 2012, 16:07 GMT|
MotoGP has moved the 2013 German Grand Prix back one week to its original date of 14 July.
It is the second time the round has been shuffled: it was originally slated for the same weekend in the provisional calendar released earlier this year, but was then moved forward one week to the 7 July in order to avoid a clash with the Formula 1 calendar.
With F1 governing body the FIA announcing last week that the German Grand Prix would be moved forward to 7 July, Dorna has now opted to return the Sachsenring back to its original date, thereby avoiding a clash.
MotoGP organisers had to reshuffle the early rounds of 2013 back in November, when a proposed Argentinean Grand Prix fell through.
The Sachsenring has a deal to host MotoGP through to the end of 2016.
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