The provisional calendar for 2014 is out – Laguna Seca is gone, Rio Hondo in Argentina and Brasilia in Brazil added:
23rd March – Qatar – Doha/Losail (evening race)
13th April – Americas – Austin
27th April – Argentina – Termas de Rio Hondo
04th May – Spain – Jerez de la Frontera
18th May – France – Le Mans
1st June – Italy – Mugello
15th June – Spain – Catalunya
28th June – Netherlands – TT Assen (Saturday race)
13th July – Germany – Sachsenring
10th August – Indianapolis GP – Indianapolis
17th August – Czech Republic – Brno
31st August – Great Britain – Silverstone
14th September – Italy – Marco Simoncelli Misano
21st September – Spain – MotorLand Aragon
28th September – Brazil – Brasilia
12th October – Malaysia – Sepang
19th October – Japan – Motegi
26th October – Australia – Phillip Island
9th November – Spain – Ricardo Tormo-Valencia
Jerez: Subject to contract
Brasilia: Subject to circuit homologation
Multiple American races and they had to go and drop Laguna Seca.
Might visit Assen this year again.
Seca off?? Why- I love that track!!
@garns – Money.
I believe that part of the problem is the unique structure of the race. Unlike the other rounds if the championship, Laguna Secs does not feature Moto2 or Moto3 races. Rather, the race is supported by domestic superbikes. However, reading between the lines a bit, it seems the promoter and the domestic championship are struggling to come to terms. That puts all the cost on MotoGP, and since they can’t get Moto2 or Moto3 in the support categories, they can’t justify the cost.
Well, Laguna Seca is not amazing in my opinion, it just has a great chicane.
I feel the same way. Outside the hairpin, the chicane, and the final turn, almost every other corner is the same.
Will do my beeeest to attend the GP here in Argentina. It’s a long way from home, but hopefully I can make it.
Prices are not that steep either. So looking good !
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