MotoGP reveals 19-round 2019 calendar, four-week break restored

MotoGP has issued a 19-round provisional calendar for the 2019 season that features no changes of venue compared to this year's schedule

MotoGP reveals 19-round 2019 calendar, four-week break restored

Efforts by series promoter Dorna to add a 20th race to the calendar in Mexico were abandoned, largely due to safety fears surrounding the suitability of the Mexico City circuit for bike racing.

Finland's under-construction KymiRing track, which had been due to host its first MotoGP round in 2019, will also not be completed in time to join the calendar for next year.

The 2019 season will once again commence in Qatar, a week earlier than last year on March 10, and will conclude at Valencia on November 17.

After riders criticised the short length of this year's summer break, a four-week gap between races has been restored by making the Assen and Sachsenring rounds back-to-back, with the latter taking place a week earlier than in 2018.

Misano and Aragon have also been made back-to-back races, so that Misano does not fall on the same weekend as Formula 1's Italian Grand Prix at Monza.

Draft 2019 MotoGP calendar

March 10 Qatar
March 31 Termas de Rio Hondo
April 14 Austin
May 5 Jerez
May 19 Le Mans
June 2 Mugello
June 16 Barcelona
June 30 Assen
July 7 Sachsenring
August 4 Brno
August 11 Red Bull Ring
August 25 Silverstone
September 15 Misano
September 22 Aragon
October 6 Buriram
October 20 Motegi
October 27 Phillip Island
November 3 Sepang
November 17 Valencia

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