Brazil GP dropped from 2014 MotoGP calendar

Autodromo Internacional Nelson Piquet circuit in the capital city Brasilia

MotoGP's planned return to Brazil has been put on hold after the FIM officially confirmed it has been dropped from the definitive 2014 MotoGP calendar.

The event, which was planned to be held at the Autodromo Internacional Nelson Piquet circuit in the capital city Brasilia, was due to herald Brazil's first MotoGP race since 2004 when the series raced in Rio de Janeiro at Jacarepagua.

However, the venue – which is located close to Brasilia's stadium for the upcoming FIFA World Cup – was always subject to homologation on provisional drafts of the calendar, with local rumors suggesting that construction to upgrade the grandstands and facilities was not on schedule.

As such, Brazil has been omitted from the final MotoGP calendar, with its original date of 28th September being granted to the Aragon Grand Prix, which moves a week from its original 21st September slot. It means the San Marino Grand Prix and the Aragon Grand will be two weeks apart, rather than there being three back-to-back races.

Final 2014 MotoGP calendar
Round 1: 23 March Qatar* Doha/Losail
Round 2: 13 April Americas Austin
Round 3: 27 April Argentina Termas de Rio Hondo
Round 4: 04 May Spain Jerez de la Frontera
Round 5: 18 May France Le Mans
Round 6: 1 June Italy Mugello
Round 7: 15 June Catalunya Barcelona – Catalunya
Round 8: 28 June Netherlands** TT Assen
Round 9: 13 July Germany Sachsenring
Round 10: 10 August Indianapolis GP Indianapolis
Round 11: 17 August Czech Republic Brno
Round 12: 31 August Great Britain Silverstone
Round 13: 14 September San Marino & Riviera di Rimini Marco Simoncelli Misano
Round 14: 28 September Aragon MotorLand Aragon
Round 15: 12 October Japan Motegi
Round 16: 19 October Australia Phillip Island
Round 17: 26 October Malaysia Sepang
Round 19: 09 November Valencia Ricardo Tormo-Valencia

* Evening Race
** Saturday Race

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