2018 Calendars: MotoGP

2018 MotoGP

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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!

Google/iCal Calendar links:   ICAL  -or-  HTML

For more championships click here.

*As at 1 February 2018*

2018 MotoGP

Date Race Track Location
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

What’s Changed?

In:

  • 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.

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3 thoughts on “2018 Calendars: MotoGP”

  1. Thanks for the calendar. But it’s only for each date. I was hoping for one that has an event created for each of the race times. So I know when to watch. Any idea where to find one?

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  2. Unfortunately I am not in a position to update these listings weekly without giving up other things. (I suppose there is scope for dropping the blog and just maintaining a site for calendars)

    The best I can do is show the date, then when you get to the day before, you go to the series website to check the time when it actually is, or your local TV listings for whenever it is being shown where you are (which may not be live). Some championships may only announce their schedule in the weeks leading up to the race, or change it late, which requires a weekly check of all series running that week. I just can’t do that.

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