The 2023 MotoGP calendar is enriched with two new circuits
A new opening venue and the addition of two Grands Prix in India and Kazakhstan will highlight the 2023 MotoGP calendar.
The 2023 MotoGP season will start on March 24 with the opening round in Portugal instead of the typical trip to Qatar. Work at the Losail International Circuit has been pushed back to the penultimate weekend after the series completed a series of races around the Pacific Rim.
After Portugal, MotoGP heads to Argentina and Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas for their only visit to the United States before returning to Europe for most of the next 10 rounds.
The hiatus from the long European stint will be the series’ first visit to the Sokol International Circuit in Kazakhstan on July 7, 2023. The traditional summer break will be three weeks, then MotoGP will travel to England for the British GP in August.
After three more European rounds in Austria, Catalonia and San Marino, the second new date on the calendar will come to the 16-turn Buddh International Circuit for a September 24 race date. Races in India and Kazakhstan are subject to homologation and circuit approval.
The next six races will take place in Asia and Oceania before Qatar and Valencia close the calendar.
“We are very proud to announce that the Buddh International Circuit will be on the 2023 calendar,” said Carmelo Ezpeleta, CEO of Dorna, which manages the series. “We have a lot of fans in India and we are delighted to be able to bring this sport to them.
“India is also a key market for the motorcycle industry and therefore, by extension, for MotoGP as the pinnacle of the two-wheeled world. to welcome fans through the doors to see this incredible sport in person.
One of two new races announced for 2022, in Finland, did not materialize this season and was not added to the 2023 MotoGP calendar. Additionally, the Aragon GP was scrapped to keep the rounds at 21.
Provisional calendar 2023
Portuguese GP, Algarve, March 26
Argentine GP, Termas de Río Hondo, April 2
GP of America, Circuit of the Americas, April 16
Spanish GP, Jerez, April 30
French GP, Le Mans, May 14
Italian GP, Mugello, June 11
German GP, Sachsenring, June 18
Dutch GP, Assen, June 25
Kazakhstan GP, Sokol, July 9*
British GP, Silverstone, August 6
Austrian GP, Red Bull Ring, August 20
Catalunya GP, Catalunya, September 3
San Marino GP, Misano, September 10
Indian GP, Buddh, September 24*
Japanese GP, Motegi, October 1
Indonesian GP, Mandalika Street Circuit, October 15
Australian GP, Philip Island, October 22
Thailand GP, Chang International Circuit, October 29
Malaysian GP, Sepang, November 12
Qatar GP, Losail International Circuit, November 19
Valencia GP, Ricardo Tormo, November 26
* subject to approval