MotoGP 2017 World Championship Race Schedule

FIM has released its provisional calendar for the 2017 Grand Prix World Championship season.

Less than 50 points separated Valentino Rossi and Marc Marquez for the 2016 World Championship. The rivalry resumes on March 26.Photo: Yamaha MotoGP

The FIM (Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme) has announced its 18-round schedule for the 2017 MotoGP World Championship beginning with the season opening event in Qatar in March. Repsol Honda's Marc Marquez will take to the grid to defend his new championship crown against a field rife with rider changes and a new KTM Factory Racing team. Below is the provisional race schedule for you to plan your weekends around:

2017 MotoGP World Championship Schedule
* March 26: Grand Prix of Qatar (Losail International Circuit)*
* April 9: Argentina MotoGP (Termas de Rio Hondo)
* April 23: Grand Prix of the Americas (Circuit of the Americas)
* May 7: Spanish Grand Prix (Circuito de Jerez)
* May 21: Grand Prix of France (Le Mans)
* June 4: Italian Grand Prix (Autodromo Del Mugello)
* June 11: Grand Prix of Catalunya (Circuit de Catalunya)
* June 25: Dutch Grand Prix (TT Circuit Assen)
* July 2: Grand Prix of Germany (Sachsenring)
* August 6: Czech Republic Grand Prix (Automotodrom Brno)
* August 13: Grand Prix of Austria (Red Bull Ring – Spielberg)
* August 27: British Grand Prix (Silverstone Circuit)
* September 10: San Marino Grand Prix (Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli)
* September 24: Grand Prix of Aragón (Motorland Aragón)
* October 15: Grand Prix of Japan (Twin Ring Motegi)
* October 22: Australian Grand Prix (Phillip Island)
* October 29: Malaysian Grand Prix (Sepang International Circuit)
* November 12: Grand Prix of Valencia (Comunitat Valenciana – Ricardo Tormo)

*Night race
**Subject to contract