MotoGP drops Brazilian GP, calendar back to 18 races
|Monday, February 24th 2014, 15:41 GMT|
MotoGP has dropped its planned Brazilian Grand Prix and consequently returned to 18 races for the 2014 season.
The series had originally planned 19 races, substituting the loss of Laguna Seca with rounds in Argentina and Brazil.
While the former event was given an official green light last month, Brazil's round - slated to be hosted at a revamped Brasilia track - was still subject to the circuit being homologated.
The event has now been dropped from the latest calendar issued by governing body the FIM.
As part of the reshuffle, the Aragon race will now be held one week later on September 28, the date originally given to Brasilia.
MotoGP has not raced in Brazil since 2004.
2014 MotoGP calendar:
23 March Losail, Qatar 13 April Austin, USA 27 April Rio Hondo, Argentina 04 May Jerez, Spain 18 May Le Mans, France 01 June Mugello, Italy 15 June Barcelona, Catalunya 28 June Assen, Netherlands 13 July Sachsenring, Germany 10 August Indianapolis, USA 17 August Brno, Czech Republic 31 August Silverstone, Great Britain 14 September Misano, San Marino 28 September Aragon, Spain 12 October Sepang, Malaysia 19 October Motegi, Japan 26 October Phillip Island, Australia 09 November Valencia, Spain