The provisional 2019 MotoGP has finally been revealed.
Mexico and Finland are not included.
The 2019 season will kick off earlier.
Dorna has revealed the 2019 MotoGP calendar.
As speculated earlier, the 2019 season will not include Mexico and Finland as expected earlier, as the track in Mexico City is deemed too dangerous for 350 km/h motorcycles while the Kymiring circuit in Finland is still under construction. They are expected to join in the 2020 season.
Next year’s calendar may look the same as this year’s, but there are a few changes.
The 2019 season begins at Qatar on 10th March, which is earlier than usual and one week ahead of *cough* F1, instead of the other way around. Argentina follows three weeks later and the United States after that in two weeks.
The championship will only head to Europe for the first of the five – yes, five! Greedy buggers – Spanish rounds at Jerez on 5th May. The customary 3-week summer break follows after Sachsenring, Germany.
The British GP will still be held at Silverstone. The circuit needs to solve the drainage problems if it wants to remain on the MotoGP calendar, after this year’s embarrassing cancellation. Dorna has demanded the changes.
A big change is the San Marino GP at Misano which will be moved a week later to 15th September to avoid clashing again with the high-speed procession that’s F1 at Monza. This means San Marino and the other Spanish round at Aragon back-to-back. It is going to be a challenge for logistics as the two tracks are separated by 1500 kilometres.
The final five rounds follow the same order, including the Malaysian MotoGP at Sepang International Airport on 3rd November 2019 as the penultimate round.
|March 10th||Qatar*||Losail International Circuit|
|March 31st||República Argentina||Termas de Río Hondo|
|April 14th||Americas||Circuit of The Americas|
|May 5th||Spain||Circuito de Jerez|
|May 19th||France||Le Mans|
|June 2nd||Italy||Autodromo del Mugello|
|June 16th||Catalunya||Barcelona – Catalunya|
|June 30th||Netherlands||TT Circuit Assen|
|August 4th||Czech Republic||Automotodrom Brno|
|August 11th||Austria||Red Bull Ring – Spielberg|
|August 25th||Great Britain||Silverstone Circuit|
|September 15th||San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini||Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli|
|September 22nd||Aragón||MotorLand Aragón|
|October 6th||Thailand||Chang International Circuit|
|October 20th||Japan||Twin Ring Motegi|
|October 27th||Australia||Phillip Island|
|November 3rd||Malaysia||Sepang International Circuit|
|November 17th||Comunitat Valenciana||Comunitat Valenciana – Ricardo Tormo|