The FIM has announced their 2010 MotoGP provisional calendar and one of the things we’ve noticed which we don’t understand, unless there are conflicts with other motorsports series, that in this period of so called cost saving measures, complaints and financial diffulties of running a MotoGP team, they’ve organized the calendar so that the whole circus moves from Laguna Seca, back to Brno in Europe and then back to the States for the Indiannapolis GP and then back to Europe for the Misano round.
The other interesting item is the presence of the Motorland Aragon Circuit in case one the circuits cannot meet the GP requirements for some reason or other.
The Motorland Aragon circuit is a new international-standard circuit built in Spain. The track layout was designed by Hermann Tilke and has three different versions depending on the event and the new 5.345 meter Spanish track will officially open in September 2009.
Adding the Motorland Aragon track as a standby, we’re wondering if Dorna and FIM are still unsure if the Balatonring circuit will be fully completed due to financial difficulties.
The provisional 2010 Grand Prix schedule for the FIM MotoGP World Championship after the jump.
Date - Grand Prix - Circuit:
11 April - Qatar* - Losail
25 April - Japan - Motegi
2 May - Spain - Jerez
16 May - France - Le Mans
30 May - Italy - Mugello
6 June - Great Britain - Silverstone
26 June - Netherlands** - Assen
4 July - Catalunya - Catalunya
18 July - Germany - Sachsenring
25 July - United States*** - Laguna Seca
15 August - Czech Republic - Brno
29 August - Indianapolis - Indianapolis
12 September - San Marino & Riviera di Rimini - Misano
19 September - Hungary - Balatonring
10 October - Malaysia - Sepang
17 October - Australia - Phillip Island
31 October - Portugal - Estoril
7 November Valencia Ricardo Tormo-Valencia
* Evening Race
** Saturday Race
*** Only MotoGP class
In the event that one of the circuits is not able to comply with the requirements to hold the scheduled Grand Prix, the Motorland Aragon Circuit would host a reserve “event” on the same day.