MotoGP: Silverstone STILL on the calendar for 2019.


We’re over halfway through the 2018 MotoGP season – and with the end in sight, the provisional calendar for next season has been unveiled. The announcement from MotoGP comes as Silverstone’s CEO Stuart Pringle promised a full investigation following the cancellation of the British GP.

Heavy downpours left thousands of racing fans unable to watch the action at Silverstone, with MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3 racing cancelled as a result of bad weather and water on the track. Following the cancellation, Pringle said: “We will conduct further investigations into this matter immediately to understand if our newly reasonably-sounding track played a crucial role in the cancellation of the Grand Prix. We will review all the data we have, and together with the contractor, Aggregate Industries, a full investigation will be carried out. I do not want any doubt and we will also trust an independent third party. We have to understand what happened.”

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And it seems Pringle’s promise to investigate is enough for MotoGP, FIM and Dorna to commit to returning to Silverstone next year. Admittedly, late in 2017, Silverstone announced a three-year deal to host the races in 2018, 2019 and 2020 – and that’s fairly unlikely to change. Plus, the only other British circuit which has hosted MotoGP is Donington Park, who were offered the chance to host the round in 2015, but pulled out as result of financial difficulties.

There’s a lot happening next season – including the introduction of the FIM Enel MotoE World Cup, while Triumph comes into the Moto2 fold, as the official engine supplier for the class. We can’t wait.

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HERE’S THE (PROVISIONAL) CALENDAR FOR 2019…

RoundEventCircuitRace day
1QATAR GPLosail International Circuit10th MARCH
2ARGENTINA GPTermas de Rio Hondo31st MARCH
3AMERICAS GPCircuit of the Americas14th APRIL
4SPANISH GPCircuito de Jerez-Ángel Nieto05th MAY
5FRENCH GPLe Mans19th MAY
6ITALIAN GPAutodromo di Mugello02nd JUNE
7CATALUNYA GPCircuit de Barcelona-Catalunya16th JUNE
8DUTCH GPTT Circuit Assen30th JUNE
9GERMAN GPSachsenring07th JULY
10CZECH GPAutomotodrom Brno04th AUGUST
11AUSTRIAN GPRed Bull Ring – Spielberg11th AUGUST
12BRITISH GPSilverstone Circuit25th AUGUST
13SAN MARINO GPMisano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli15th SEPTEMBER
14ARAGON GPMotorLand Aragon22nd SEPTEMBER
15THAI GPChang International Circuit06th OCTOBER
16JAPANESE GPTwin Ring Motegi20th OCTOBER
17AUSTRALIAN GPPhillip Island Circuit27th OCTOBER
18MALAYSIAN GPSepang International Circuit3rd NOVEMBER
19VALENCIA GPCircuit Ricardo Tormo17th NOVEMBER

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