FIM Road Racing World Championship in three classes: MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3.
I haven’t broken them into separate calendars as all three classes presently race at every Grand Prix meeting.
Oh and if you don’t watch MotoGP or the sub-classes, sort yourself out because you really should!
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*As at 1 February 2018*
|18 Mar||Grand Prix of Qatar||Losail International Circuit||Doha, Qatar|
|8 Apr||Gran Premio Motul de la República Argentina||Termas de Rio Hondo||Rio Hondo, Argentina|
|22 Apr||Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas||Circuit of the Americas||Austin, Texas, USA|
|6 May||Gran Premio Red Bull de España||Circuito de Jerez||Jerez, Andalusia, Spain|
|20 May||HJC Helmets Grand Prix de France||Le Mans Bugatti||Le Mans, La Sarthe, France|
|3 Jun||Gran Premio d’Italia Oakley||Autodromo del Mugello||Florence, Tuscany, Italy|
|17 Jun||Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya||Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya||Montmelo, Catalonia, Spain|
|1 Jul||Motul TT Assen||TT Circuit Assen||Assen, Drenthe, Netherlands|
|15 Jul||GoPro Motorrad Grand Prix Deutchsland||Sachsenring||Saxony, Germany|
|5 Aug||Monster Energy Grand Prix České Republiky||Masaryk Circuit, Automotodrom Brno||Brno, Czechia|
|12 Aug||Motorrad Grand Prix von Österreich||Red Bull Ring||Spielberg, Styria, Austria|
|26 Aug||Octo British Grand Prix||Silverstone Circuit||Northamptonshire, England, UK|
|9 Sep||Gran Premio di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini||Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli||Rimini, Italy|
|23 Sep||Gran Premio Movistar de Aragón||MotorLand Aragon||Alcañiz, Aragon, Spain|
|7 Oct||PTT Thailand Grand Prix||Chang International Circuit||Buriram, Thailand|
|21 Oct||Motul Grand Prix of Japan||Twin Ring Motegi||Tochigi Prefecture, Japan|
|28 Oct||Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix||Phillip Island||Victoria, Australia|
|4 Nov||Shell Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix||Sepang International Circuit||Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia|
|18 Nov||Gran Premio Motul de la Communitat Valencia||Circuit Ricardo Tormo||Cheste, Valencia, Spain|
- Thailand GP at Buriram.
The new addition for this year, which I think has been coming for a while, is the Thailand Grand Prix at the Buriram track. World Superbikes have been going for a few years now.
This is an expansion to the calendar, so we go up from 18 to 19 rounds.
Aside from that there are some date shuffles in the summer. In 2017 we saw a couple of back-to-back weekends in June/July, Mugello and Barcelona were paired, then a week off before Assen and Sachsenring. This gave the teams four consecutive weekends off through July/August.
For 2018 this is gone. The mid-summer break reduces to two clear weekends in July. The series runs a ‘week on, week off’ schedule with a race every 2 weeks all the way from April (Rio Hondo) to mid-July (Sachsenring). There is a short break before the Brno and Red Bull Ring double in early August.
The hardest part of it is the three consecutive weeks of racing at the very end of the year, just as before, where the teams go from Japan to Australia to Malaysia. It gives a very condensed finish to the year which presumably helps the championship PR. And it means they’re away from Europe for less time.