2017 MotoGP calendar: Thailand and Indonesia miss out

MotoGP has announced a 2017 calendar that broadly mirrors this year's schedule, with none of the mooted new additions making the cut

2017 MotoGP calendar: Thailand and Indonesia miss out

The championship had been working on options in Indonesia and Thailand, but neither has come together in time for next season, when MotoGP will keep its existing 18 venues.

The main change for next year is an extended two-week gap between the Argentinian and United States Grands Prix after travel difficulties in the week between this year's Termas de Rio Hondo and Austin races.

The space between the Mugello and Barcelona rounds is reduced from two weeks to one in exchange.

A greater shake-up is expected for 2018 when new Finnish venue the KymiRing joins the calendar.

The British and Malaysian GPs are marked as 'subject to contract' on the provisional 2017 calendar.

2017 MOTOGP CALENDAR

March 26: Qatar GP, Losail
April 9: Argentinian GP, Termas de Rio Hondo
April 23: GP of the Americas, Austin
May 7: Spanish GP, Jerez
May 21: French GP, Le Mans
June 4: Italian GP, Mugello
June 11: Catalunya GP, Barcelona
June 25: Dutch TT, Assen
July 16: German GP, Sachsenring
August 6: Czech GP, Brno
August 13: Austrian GP, Red Bull Ring
August 27: British GP, Silverstone
September 10: San Marino GP, Misano
September 24: GP of Aragon
October 15: Japanese GP, Motegi
October 22: Australian GP, Phillip Island
October 29: Malaysian GP, Sepang
November 12: GP of Valencia

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