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 
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