Provisional 2018 MotoGP calendar announced

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MotoGP bosses have this morning announced the provisional 2018 MotoGP calendar with a question mark over which track will host the British round.

There is a slot provisionally booked for August 26 but at which venue is to be decided. Representatives from new Donington owners MSVR were at Misano last Thursday for talks but it remains to be seen whether Jonathan Palmer will be prepared to invest in infrastructure to bring the paddock up to spec.

Whichever track gets it, it is possibly another year where the traditional August Bank Holiday Cadwell Park BSB round will not take place.

The season will start, as usual, in Qatar in the middle of March but a week earlier this year before two flyways at Rio Hondo and Austin. Nothing huge has changed for the European ‘ground war’ with the summer break coming after the Sachsenring race on July 15.

Thailand slots in two weeks after Aragon’s race on October 7 before the traditional Japan, Australia and Malaysia races being held back-to-back, starting on October 21.

1 QATAR GP Losail International Circuit 18th MARCH
2 ARGENTINA GP Termas de Rio Hondo 08th APRIL
3 AMERICAS GP Circuit of the Americas 22nd APRIL
4 SPANISH GP Circuito de Jerez 06th MAY
5 FRENCH GP Le Mans 20th MAY
6 ITALIAN GP Autodromo di Mugello 03rd JUNE
7 CATALUNYA GP Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya 17th JUNE
8 DUTCH GP TT Circuit Assen 01st JULY
9 GERMAN GP Sachsenring 15th JULY
10 CZECH GP Automotodrom Brno 05th AUGUST
11 AUSTRIAN GP Red Bull Ring - Spielberg 12th AUGUST
12 BRITISH GP Circuit to be announced 26th AUGUST
13 SAN MARINO GP Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli 09th SEPTEMBER
14 ARAGON GP MotorLand Aragon 23rd SEPTEMBER
15 THAI GP Chang International Circuit 07th OCTOBER
16 JAPANESE GP Twin Ring Motegi 21st OCTOBER
17 AUSTRALIAN GP Phillip Island Circuit 28th OCTOBER
18 MALAYSIAN GP Sepang International Circuit 04th NOVEMBER
19 VALENCIA GP Circuit Ricardo Tormo 18th NOVEMBER

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