Official 2013 MotoGP Season Calendar With Updated Rider List Released

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The Federation International Motorcycle association has released the official MotoGP calendar for the 2013 race year. As always, the 2013 season of MotoGP will be starting with the Losail International Circuit in Qatar. There has been slight modifications to the date and sadly, Argentina round has been pulled out of the 2013 season because of safety reasons. Apparently, the Spanish government had asked teams and riders sponsored by Spanish oil and gas company Repsol, (primarily known for being the title sponsor for the factory Honda team amongst others) to not travel to Argentina given a rift between the Argentine government and the oil major.

MotoGP, owned by Dorna Sports International was notified by the Spanish Government about the withdrawal of its request asking Repsol sponsored teams and riders to not travel to Argentina on November 20. The 2013 season of MotoGP doesn’t feature India on its list. Next year, India will be witnessing World SuperBike Championship (WSBK) and we can hope being inspired from WSBK, MotoGP can come into India soon, maybe by 2014.

Here is the official 2013 MotoGP calendar:

07 April – Losail International Circuit, Qatar

21 April – Circuit of the Americas, USA

05 May – Jerez, Spain

19 May – Le Mans, France

02 June – Mugello, Italy

16 June – Catalunya, Spain

29 June – Assen, Netherlands

07 July – Sachsenring, Germany

21 July – Laguna Seca, USA

18 August – Indianapolis, USA

25 August – Brno, Czech Republic

01 September – Silverstone, Great Britain

15 September – San Marino (Marco Simoncelli Circuit), Italy

29 September – Aragón Motorland, Spain

13 October – Sepang, Malaysia

20 October – Phillip Island, Australia

27 October – Motegi , Japan

10 November – Ricardo Tormo-Valencia, Spain

 

The riders and teams for MotoGP 2013

Rider Team Machine
Andrea Dovizioso Ducati Ducati
Colin Edwards NGM Mobile Forward Racing FTR Kawasaki
Stefan Bradl LCR Honda MotoGP Honda
Hiroshi Aoyama Avintia Blusens FTR
Hector Barbera Avintia Blusens FTR
Danilo Petrucci Came Iodaracing Project Ioda-Suter
Ben Spies Pramac Racing Ducati
Randy De Puniet Power Electronics Aspar ART
Karel Abraham Cardion AB Motoracing ART
Alvaro Bautista Go & Fun Honda Gresini Honda
Dani Pedrosa Repsol Honda Honda
Andrea Iannone Pramac Racing Ducati
Michael Laverty Paul Bird Motorsport PBM
Cal Crutchlow Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha
Bradley Smith Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha
Aleix Esparago Power Electronics Aspar ART
Valentino Rossi Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha
Bryan Staring Go & Fun Honda Gresini FTR Honda
Yonny Hernandez Paul Bird Motorsport ART
Nicky Hayden Ducati Ducati
Claudio Corti NGM Mobile Forward Racing FTR Kawasaki
Marc Marquez Repsol Honda Honda
Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha
To Be Confirmed Came Iodaracing Project Ioda-Suter

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