MotoGP shuffles 2014 calendar

MotoGP shuffles 2014 calendar

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MotoGP shuffles 2014 calendar

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MotoGP has changed the dates of its final races of its 2014 calendar, switching the order of its Malaysia-Japan-Australia-triple header.

Japan will now kick off the back-to-backs rounds on Oct. 12, the sport’s governing body the FIM has confirmed. The Motegi event will be followed by Australia and then Malaysia on Oct. 19 and 26, respectively.

As revealed in October, 19 rounds are planned for the 2014 season, with FIM confirming Spanish Grand Prix organizers have now finalized a deal to have the Jerez race on May 4.

The race in Brazil remains subject to confirmation, however.

2014 MotoGP calendar:
23 March Losail, Qatar13 April Austin, USA27 April Rio Hondo, Argentina04 May Jerez, Spain18 May Le Mans, France01 June Mugello, Italy15 June Barcelona, Catalunya28 June Assen, Netherlands13 July Sachsenring, Germany10 August Indianapolis, USA17 August Brno, Czech Republic31 August Silverstone, Great Britain14 September Misano, San Marino21 September Aragon, Spain28 September Brasilia, Brazil*12 October Motegi, Japan19 October Phillip Island, Australia26 October Sepang, Malaysia09 November Valencia, Spain* Subject to homologation

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