2019 MotoGP Calendar & Testing Schedule

Just ahead of round 13 at Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM, International Motorcycling Federation) released the 2019 MotoGP Calendar.

The schedule once again features 19 rounds, and mirrors the 2018 calendar. Debuting on the 2018 schedule was Thailand’s Chang International Circuit, a track that has hosted World Superbike since 2015.

Yamaha Valentino Rossi into 2019 MotoGP Calendar
Yamaha’s Valentino Rossi

The 2019 season begins one-week earlier than 2018, with the opening round at Qatar’s Losail International Circuit (evening race) going green on March 10. The season will once again conclude in Valencia on November 17.

Also included is the 2019 MotoGP test schedule, which begins with the traditional post-season testing session at Valencia.

2019 MotoGP Calendar: 19-round schedule Marc Marquez
Honda’s Marc Marquez

This where riders making manufacturer transitions can officially begin testing their new motorcycles. The highlight of the post-season test at Valencia will be Ducati Team’s Jorge Lorenzo, who joins Marc Marquez on the Repsol Honda team following two years aboard the Ducati Desmosedici.

2019 MotoGP Calendar

Round/Date Event Track Country
1.     3/10/19 Qatar GP Losail International Circuit Qatar
2.     3/31/19 Argentina GP Termas de Rio Hondo Argentina
3.     4/14/19 Americas GP Circuit of the Americas United States
4.     5/5/19 Spanish GP Circuito de Jerez-Angel Nieto Spain
5.     5/15/19 French GP Le Mans France
6.     6/2/19 Italian GP Autodromo di Mugello Italy
7.     6/16/19 Catalunya GP Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya Spain
8.     6/30/19 Dutch GP TT Circuit Assen The Netherlands
9.     7/7/19 German GP Sachsenring Germany
10.  8/4/19 Czech GP Automotodrom Brno Czech Republic
11.  8/11/19 Austrian GP Red Bull Ring – Spielberg Austria
12.  8/25/19 British GP Silverstone Circuit United Kingdom
13.  9/15/19 San Marino GP Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli San Marino
14.  9/22/19 Aragon GP MotorLand Aragon Spain
15.  10/6/19 Thai GP Chang International Circuit Thailand
16.  10/20/19 Japanese GP Twin Ring Motegi Japan
17.  10/27/19 Australian GP Phillip Island Circuit Australia
18.  11/3/19 Malaysian GP Sepang International Circuit Malaysia
19.  11/17/19 Valencia GP Circuit Ricardo Tormo Spain

2019 MotoGP Testing Schedule

Test Event Track Country
11/20-21/18 Valencia Test Circuit Ricardo Tormo Spain
11/28-29/18 Jerez Test Circuito de Jerez-Angel Nieto Spain
2/1-3/19 Sepang Shakedown Sepang International Circuit Malaysia
2/23-25/19 Qatar Test Losail International Circuit Qatar