2016 MotoGP calendar released

Author: Oli Rushby Posted: 11 Sep 2015

The 2016 calendar has been released

MotoGP bosses have today released a provisional schedule for the 2016 season, which will once again see the championship fought over 18 rounds.

The season largely remains the same, but changes to the Formula 1 calendar have meant that most races will take place a week earlier than in previous years.

The British Grand Prix will lose its slot on the last weekend of August and move to mid-July due to a clash with the Spa F1 race, while the Red Bull Ring in Austria joins the calendar in place of Indianapolis.

The season will get underway on the 20th March in Qatar. The second and third rounds have switched places, with the series now heading to Argentina for round two before moving north to Austin.

The first round of the European season will again take place in Jerez, albeit slightly earlier than usual at the end of April.  

Valencia will again hold the final round, with the season drawing to a close on November 6th. 

Round

Date

Location

Circuit

1

20/03

Qatar

Losail International Circuit

2

03/04

Argentina

Termas de Rio Hondo

3

10/04

America

Circuit Of The Americas

4

20/04

Spain

Jerez de la Frontera

5

08/05

France

Le Mans

6

22/05

Italy

Mugello

7

05/06

Catalunya

Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya

8

26/06

Netherlands

TT Assen

9

10/07

Germany

Sachsenring

10

17/07

Great Britain

Silverstone

11

14/08

Austria

Red Bull Ring

12

21/08

Czech Republic

Brno

13

11/09

San Marino

Misano

14

25/09

Aragon

MotorLand Aragon

15

09/10

Malaysia

Sepang International Circuit

16

16/10

Japan

Twin Ring Motegi

17

23/10

Australia

Phillip Island

18

06/11

Valencia

Comunitat Valenciana - Ricardo Tormo

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