The 2018 MotoGP calendar was released Wednesday. The schedule, unveiled by the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM, International Motorcycling Federation), mirrors the 2017 calendar, though an extra round was added for a 19-round season.This is the first time that GP motorcycle racing has featured 19 rounds.
For 2018, Thailand’s Chang International Circuit joins Grand Prix motorcycle racing. The Thai track has been on the World Superbike schedule since 2015. The round will precede the modern consecutive run of Motegi/Phillip Island/Sepang.The 2018 MotoGP season begins one-week earlier than 2017 at Qatar (March 18), and finishes one-week later at Valencia (November 18).Also, the venue for the British Grand Prix has yet to be determined due to complications with the Circuit of Whales. Silverstone is expected to fill the date, though Donington Park is also a possibility. Stay clicked to Ultimate Motorcycling for future MotoGP schedule updates.
2018 MotoGP Calendar
March 18, Qatar*: Doha/Losail
April 8, Argentina: Termas de Rio Hondo
April 22, America: COTA
May 6, Spain: Jerez de la Frontera
May 20, France: Le Mans
June 3, Italy: Mugello
June 17, Catalunya: Catalunya
July 1, Netherlands: TT Assen
July 15, Germany: Sachsenring
August 5, Czech Republic: Brno
August 12, Austria: Red Bull Ring
August 26, Great Britain: TBA
September 9, San Marino Riviera di Rimini: Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli
September 23, Aragon: MotorLand Aragon
October 7, Thailand: Buriram Chang International Circuit
This week we ride two genre-departing motorcycles from the established American manufacturers. Jess McKinley gives us his thoughts on the all new Harley-Davidson Pan America Special, and Ron Lieback gives his on Indian’s latest version of the FTR 1200 S.