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Provisional 2014 calendar: Laguna Seca off, Brazil and Argentina on

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    Keith Collantine
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    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

    #242463
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    Roald
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    Multiple American races and they had to go and drop Laguna Seca.

    Might visit Assen this year again.

    #242464
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    Anonymous

    Seca off?? Why- I love that track!!

    #242465
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    Prisoner Monkeys
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    @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.

    #242466
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    the_sigman
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    Well, Laguna Seca is not amazing in my opinion, it just has a great chicane.

    #242467
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    Prisoner Monkeys
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    I feel the same way. Outside the hairpin, the chicane, and the final turn, almost every other corner is the same.

    #242468
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    Fer no.65
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    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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