2016 MOTOGP CALENDAR RELEASED

The FIM and Dorna Sports SL has just released Official Calendar for the 2016 MOTOGP World Championships.

As always, you are graced for an amazing 18 Grands Prix in 9 Months that Runs from Asia to America to Europe back to Asia to Australiasia back to Asia again and then to Europe where it will be anchored. 

 

The desert conquest beckons us yet again as Qatar maintains its hosting of the inaugural round of the MOTOGP World Championships from 17th to 20th March 

From Asia the riders fly far west to South America to complete 25 Laps at the Termas de rio Hondo circuit in Argentina. The Circuit Of The Americas (COTA) in Austin, Texas hosts the next race weekend billed for 7th to 10th May in North America before the World Championships returns to Europe in a fortnight for the Spanish Grand Prix at Jerez De La Frontera, 22nd to 24th April, 2016Le Mans in France hosts the Monster Energy sponsored French Grand Prix from 6th to 8th May while 20th to 22nd May will feature Ducati, Valentino Rossi, Andreas Iannone and Divizioso with Danilo Petrucci line up for their home Grand Prix at Mugello
June 3rd to 5th hosts the Catalan Grand Prix in Barcelona with its second Grand Prix scheduled to be the AssenTT in Holland from 24th to 26th at the Cathedral. The Only Saturday Race event in the MOTOGP Calendar. 

 After 18 days of no action, the riders and the World Championships will return to the track in July 15th to 17th to race 30 laps at the Sachsenring in Germany

The Austrian GP is the only new Track in the MotoGP Calendar and it replaces the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) in America. It is the first Grand Prix in August scheduled for 12th through 14th at the Brand New RedBull Ring – Spielberg where riders will line up for the first time for the Motorrad Grand Prix von Österreich

Next stop is the Czeck Republic from 19th to 21st August at the 5.4Km long Brno circuit before the British GP at Silverstone billed for 2nd to 4th September and the next Weekend 9th to 11th September where Valentino Rossi will graced by a large Home Crowd at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli for the San Marino MOTOGP. Andalusian coast hosts the World Championships on the 23rd through 25th September at Motorland Aragon

The World Championships returns to Asia and the Oceania for the Triple header in October with the Japanese GP as the first to be hosted at Honda’s Twin Ring Motegi from 14th to 16th. Second is Australian Grand Prix at Philip Island in Melbourne from 21st to 23rd with Malaysia as the third and final to be hosted between 28th, 29th and 30th October before the Championship returns to Europe on the 11th through 13th November for the Grand Finale in Valencia at the Ricardo Tormo circuit where the curtain closes for the 2016 MOTOGP World Championships. As always, you are graced for an amazing 18 Grands Prix in 9 Months that Runs from Asia to America to Europe back to Asia to Australiasia back to Asia again and then to Europe where it will be anchored. Stay on to BikeGP for full coverage of all the Grand Prix Weekends which features Nine Timed Free Practice Sessions and One Untimed Free Practice (Only for the MOTOGP Class), Four Qualifying Practices, Three Warm Up Practice Sessions and Three Races in all three classes (Moto3, Moto2 and MOTOGP) of the MOTOGP World Championships 

(Report by: IKEMESIT NKEREUWEM) 

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