The 2016 MotoGP Championship is expected to go down to the very last race. Only five races remain in declaring an all-new Champion. Marc Marquez currently leads the 2016 MotoGP Championship, with Valentino Rossi extremely close.
Now the 2017 provisional calendar has been released by FIM and MotoGP. Racing season begins on March 26, 2017, and will come to an end on November 12, 2017. The 2017 season will consist of 18 races, of which only two venues do not have confirmed contracts.
Here is the 2017 MotoGP provisional calendar:
- Qatar GP - Losail International Circuit - March 26, 2017
- Argentinian GP - Termas de Rio Honda - April 9, 2017
- American GP - Circuit of The Americas - April 23, 2017
- Spanish GP - Circuito de Jerez - May 7, 2017
- French GP - Le Mans - May 21, 2017
- Italian GP - Autodromo del Mugello - June 4, 2017
- Catalan GP - Barcelona-Catalunya - June 11, 2017
- Netherland GP - TT Circuit Assen - June 25, 2017
- German GP -Sachsenring -July 16, 2017
- Czech Republic GP - Autodromo Brno - August 6, 2017
- Austrian GP - Red Bull Ring - August 13, 2017
- British GP - Silverstone - August 27, 2017
- San Marino GP - Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli - September 10, 2017
- Aragon GP - Motorland Aragon - September 24, 2017
- Japanese GP - Twin Ring Motegi - October 15, 2017
- Australian GP - Phillip Island - October 22, 2017
- Malaysian GP - Sepang International Circuit - October 29, 2017
- Valencia GP - Comunitat Valenciana Ricardo Tormo - November 12, 2017
Qatar GP will continue to be an evening race, which will be contested under floodlights. The Malaysian and British GPs are still to be confirmed. Both circuits have not received official contracts to host MotoGP events, an update on both is expected soon.