FIM releases provisional 2013 MotoGP calendar

The FIM has released a provisional calendar for the 2013 MotoGP season, which will include 19 rounds, one more than this year

FIM releases provisional 2013 MotoGP calendar

The season will start on March 31 in Qatar - traditionally a night event - and will be followed by back-to-back races at venues yet to be announced.

The campaign will end at the Valencia circuit on November 10.

The Portuguese GP, which took place in May this year, is absent from the calendar.

The open slots are believed to be for Argentina and Texas, which secured contracts to host races from next season.

"Next year we'll have three GPs in Spain, we'll have Argentina and Texas in April so as to start earlier in Qatar and to arrive in Europe in May," said Dorna CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta earlier this year.

Provisional 2013 FIM MotoGP calendar

31 March       Qatar*               Doha/Losail
14 April       TBC                  TBC
21 April       TBC                  TBC
05 May         Spain                Jerez de la Frontera
19 May         France               Le Mans
2 June         Italy                Mugello
16 June        Catalunya            Barcelona
29 June        Netherlands**        Assen
14 July        Germany              Sachsenring
21 July        United States***     Laguna Seca
18 August      Indianapolis         Indianapolis
25 August      Czech Republic       Brno
01 September   Great Britain        Silverstone
15 September   San Marino           Misano
29 September   Aragon               Motorland
13 October     Malaysia             Sepang
20 October     Australia            Phillip Island
27 October     Japan                Motegi
10 November    Valencia             Valencia

shares
comments
Pedrosa's title blow: Karma or cruel luck?
Previous article

Pedrosa's title blow: Karma or cruel luck?

Next article

Jonathan Rea says no to full-time MotoGP switch in 2013 by committing to World Superbikes

Jonathan Rea says no to full-time MotoGP switch in 2013 by committing to World Superbikes
The talent-outweighing ambition that will kill Ducati’s 2022 MotoGP title hopes Plus

The talent-outweighing ambition that will kill Ducati’s 2022 MotoGP title hopes

OPINION: For the fourth time in 2022, Francesco Bagnaia has made a costly error while battling other riders. Crashing while chasing one point at the Japanese Grand Prix has lost him eight to a struggling Fabio Quartararo. With just four rounds remaining and a history of errors in high-pressure situations, Bagnaia and Ducati need a serious rethink to stop its best opportunity of a title in 15 years slipping away

The unique advantage Ducati must now use to win the 2022 MotoGP title Plus

The unique advantage Ducati must now use to win the 2022 MotoGP title

Ducati has littered the grid with eight strong motorcycles that has ensured it has had at least one rider stand on the podium at every grand prix in 2022. The drama of the Aragon Grand Prix has thrust Francesco Bagnaia well and truly into title contention with five races to go, and Ducati must now consider utilising a unique strength it has so far been reticent to embrace

MotoGP
Sep 19, 2022
How KTM failed one of its brightest MotoGP prospects Plus

How KTM failed one of its brightest MotoGP prospects

Reigning Moto2 champion Remy Gardner’s career has been derailed by KTM’s decision not to retain him at Tech3 for 2023. Amid difficult circumstances, Gardner hasn’t shamed himself. But KTM’s apparent reasoning for dropping him raises questions about its handling of its young riders and the unrealistic expectations placed on them

MotoGP
Sep 6, 2022
Why it won’t just be Marquez’s speed that saves Honda in MotoGP Plus

Why it won’t just be Marquez’s speed that saves Honda in MotoGP

OPINION: Honda is in the midst of a second winless season in the space of three years. The absence of the injured Marc Marquez has been a major contributing factor, but HRC’s inability to alter its own approach has seen it slide down the order. Marquez returned to the MotoGP paddock in Austria and provided a rallying cry Honda needed to hear.

MotoGP
Aug 22, 2022
The signs Quartararo’s 2022 MotoGP title is slipping away from him Plus

The signs Quartararo’s 2022 MotoGP title is slipping away from him

Prior to the summer break, the 2022 MotoGP title looked like it was Fabio Quartararo’s to lose. But a crash at Assen and the consequential penalty he had to serve last weekend at Silverstone stopped him from capitalising on a main rival’s injury woes, while a resurgence from another, plus the rise of a former team-mate, look set to conspire against the Yamaha rider

MotoGP
Aug 8, 2022
Why Marquez’s toughest MotoGP foe is stopping at the right time Plus

Why Marquez’s toughest MotoGP foe is stopping at the right time

On the eve of the British Grand Prix, Andrea Dovizioso announced that he will be retiring from MotoGP after September’s San Marino GP. The timing of his departure raised eyebrows, but his reasoning remains sensible and what has happened this year should not diminish a hard-built legacy

MotoGP
Aug 6, 2022
Why a Suzuki refugee feels he deserves MotoGP's toughest challenge Plus

Why a Suzuki refugee feels he deserves MotoGP's toughest challenge

Alex Rins’ MotoGP future was plunged into sudden doubt when Suzuki elected to quit the series at the end of 2022. Securing a deal with Honda to join LCR, he will now tread a path that many have fallen off from. But it was a move he felt his status deserved, and it’s a challenge – he tells Autosport - he faces with his eyes wide open…

MotoGP
Jul 27, 2022
How Formula 1 has driven MotoGP's changing nature Plus

How Formula 1 has driven MotoGP's changing nature

The hiring of technicians from Formula 1 has clearly contributed to a recent change in the MotoGP landscape, with the role of engineers gaining greater significance relative to the riders. Here's how this shift has come about

MotoGP
Jul 19, 2022