MotoGP season starts one week earlier

Posted on Dec 19, 2011 by George Penny

The 2012 MotoGP World Championship will start one week earlier than originally scheduled. The 18 round season will now start on Sunday April 8 under the floodlights at the Losail International circuit in Qatar.

The remainder of the 2012 schedule will remain the same as originally announced with the popular Sachsenring circuit confirmed as the venue for the German Grand Prix on July 8.

2012 MotoGP Calendar

Date Grand Prix Circuit

8 April Qatar* Doha/Losail
29 April Spain Jerez de la Frontera
6 May Portugal (STC) Estoril
20 May France Le Mans
3 June Catalunya Catalunya
17 June Great Britain Silverstone
30 June Netherlands** Assen
8 July Germany (STC) Sachsenring
15 July Italy Mugello
29 July United States*** Laguna Seca
19 August Indianapolis Indianapolis
26 August Czech Rep Brno
16 September San Marino & Riviera di Rimini Misano
30 September Aragon Motorland
14 October Japan Motegi
21 October Malaysia Sepang
28 October Australia Phillip Island
11 November Valencia Ricardo Tormo – Valencia

* Evening Race
** Saturday Race
*** Only MotoGP class
STC (Subject to the contract)

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