2019 MotoGP Calender Confirmed - No Changes Made

The FIM today officially confirmed the 2019 MotoGP calendar. There were no changes made to the provisional calendar released in September last year. There will be 19 races, starting in Qatar on 10th March, and ending in Valencia on 17th November. There will be tests after the race at Jerez, Barcelona, and Brno, while the first test of 2020 is expected to take place after Valencia.

There could be an extra test in the schedule, to be held directly after Silverstone. If the new Kymiring circuit in Finland is finished on time, the riders will head to Finland at the end of August to try the new circuit, and generate important data for Michelin.

The official calendar appears below:

Date Grand Prix Venue
10 March Qatar* Losail International Circuit
31 March República Argentina Termas de Río Hondo
14 April Americas Circuit of The Americas
05 May Spain Circuito de Jerez
19 May France Le Mans
02 June Italy Autodromo del Mugello
16 June Catalunya Barcelona - Catalunya
30 June Netherlands TT Circuit Assen
07 July Germany Sachsenring
04 August Czech Republic Automotodrom Brno
11 August Austria Red Bull Ring - Spielberg
25 August Great Britain Silverstone Circuit
15 September San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli
22 September Aragón MotorLand Aragón
06 October Thailand Chang International Circuit
20 October Japan Twin Ring Motegi
27 October Australia Phillip Island
03 November Malaysia Sepang International Circuit
17 November Comunitat Valenciana Comunitat Valenciana - Ricardo Tormo

* Evening race


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Think I need a holiday

MotoGp Mugello Italy May 31-2 June

WSBK: Jerez Spain 7-9 June

MotoGp Catalunya Spain 14-16 June

WSBK: Misano San Marino 21-23 June

MotoGp Assen Holland 28 -30 June

One month in Europe looks nice.

Although it's not listed as provisional, the Silverstone round, as I understand, will only be run if the circuit is resurfaced again.

David may know more, but I believe the report on the cause and therefore presumably, blame for the mistakes made, still has not been made public.

Even if the fault can be explained the thorny issue of who will pay for the new surface will still have to be resolved. If insurance companies are involved the chances of a quick resolution and resurfacing may well be unlikely.

August may seem a long time away but the surface will have to be laid in good time for it to cure and as the F1 boys were equally scathing about the surface, this suggests work needing to be completed by June latest.

For the first time since Silverstone returned to the calendar in 2010, I'm not buying an advanced ticket. I want to see what they're doing about the surface and am wary of sitting in the freezing rain for nothing all over again. Thousands will feel the same.

I fully expect this year's ticket sales to plummet from even last years low.