MotoGP releases record 21-race provisional 2022 calendar - The Race

MotoGP releases record 21-race provisional 2022 calendar

Oct 7 2021
By Josh Suttill

The 2022 MotoGP will be the longest in the championship’s history after the full 21-race calendar was released on Thursday.

As revealed by The Race last month, the calendar will feature more races than ever with the addition of new races in Indonesia and the long-planned Finland date plus Portimao – added following multiple race cancellations since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic – remaining on the schedule in 2022.

The season will once again begin at the Losail International Circuit in Qatar on March 8.

Two weeks later, MotoGP will host its inaugural race in Indonesia at the newly-constructed Mandalika International Street Circuit.

Following back-to-back cancellations, MotoGP will attempt to then return to Argentina – one of five countries on the schedule it last raced in prior to the pandemic hitting in 2019 – before Austin returns to its usual April slot after running in October this year.

July 10 should finally feature the first Finnish Grand Prix to be held at the Kymi Ring after the race was cancelled in 2020 and again earlier this year.

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Silverstone will then host an earlier British GP than usual on August 7 and bring about the start of the second half of the season.

After a pair of back-to-back weekends in Japan and Thailand, and then Australia and Malaysia – that quartet of countries completing the list of those MotoGP hasn’t been to during the pandemic – the season will end at the traditional curtain-closing event at Valencia on November 6, ensuring that MotoGP will attempt to hold 21 races in eight months.

Provisional 2022 MotoGP calendar

March 4-6: Qatar (Losail)
March 18-20: Indonesia (Mandalika)
April 1-3: Argentina (Termas de Rio Hondo)
April 8-10: USA (Austin)
April 22-24: Portugal (Portimao)
April 29-May 1: Spain (Jerez)
May 13-15: France (Le Mans)
May 27-29: Italy (Mugello)
June 3-5: Catalunya (Barcelona)
June 17-19: Germany (Sachsenring)
June 24-26: Netherlands (Assen)
July 8-10: Finland (KymiRing)
August 5-7: Britain (Silverstone)
August 19-21: Austria (Red Bull Ring)
September 2-4: San Marino (Misano)
September 16-18: Aragon (Aragon)
September 23-25: Japan (Motegi)
September 30-October 2: Thailand (Buriram)
October 14-16: Australia (Phillip Island)
October 21-23: Malaysia (Sepang)
November 4-6: Valencia (Valencia)

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