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MotoGP drops Brazilian GP, calendar back to 18 races

MotoGP 2014

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

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