2022 MotoGP Calendar Released: It’s the Longest Season Ever
21 Events Scheduled: First Full Season Since 2019by Harry Fisher, on
Dorna, the rights holder to MotoGP has released the provisional calendar for the 2022 season, obviously assuming that the world will have returned to a semblance of normal by then. Two new tracks and no double rounds at any circuit.
2022 MotoGP Calendar Announced
In hindsight, we have to be thankful that we had any racing at all in 2020 and 2021. The MotoGP circus did brilliantly well to bring us even a truncated season in 2020, while 2021 has been much better, with only a handful of circuits hosting twice.
The 2020 season was delayed by four months leaving a 14-round, Europe-centred championship while 2021 lost most of its long-haul events - Japan, Malaysia, Argentina and Australia, again leaving a Europe-centred championship, although Circuit of the Americas in Texas was a welcome returnee.
For 2022, Dorna, the organisers of the World Championship, have announced a full 21-race season, the longest there will ever have been. While this will put extra strain on teams and their personnel, it’s certainly good news for us fans. Of course, whether it all happens is another matter and out of anyone’s hands but the intention is there.
All the usual tracks are present and correct, including a welcome return to Philip Island for the Australian GP, and there are two new tracks on the calendar: Indonesia and Finland.
The Indonesian round will be at the new Mandalika street circuit. The Finnish round will be at the new KymiRing circuit, making its debut on the calendar after being cancelled twice in 2020 and 2021. It will be the first time Finland has hosted a GP since 1978, when it was held at the fearsome Imatra circuit.
Qatar and Valencia retain their places as opening and closing round respectively.
Here’s the full calendar:
1 04 - 06 March
(Losail International Circuit)
2 18 - 20 March Indonesian MotoGP (Mandalika Street Circuit)
3 01 - 03 April Argentinian MotoGP (Termas de Rio Hondo)
4 08 - 10 April Grand Prix of the Americas (Circuit of The Americas)
5 22 - 24 April Portuguese MotoGP (Algarve International Circuit)
6 29 April - 01 May Spanish MotoGP (Circuito de Jerez Angel Nieto)
7 13 May - 15 May French MotoGP (Le Mans Bugatti)
8 27 May - 29 May Italian MotoGP (Autodromo De Mugello)
9 03 Jun - 05 Jun Catalunya MotoGP (Circuit de Barcelona Catalunya)
10 17 Jun - 19 Jun German MotoGP (Sachsenring)
11 24 Jun - 26 Jun Netherlands MotoGP (TT Circuit Assen)
12 08 Jul - 10 Jul Finland MotoGP (KymiRing)
13 05 Aug - 07 Aug British MotoGP (Silverstone)
14 19 Aug - 21 Aug Austrian MotoGP (Red Bull Ring Spielberg)
15 02 Sep - 06 Sep San Marino MotoGP (Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli)
16 16 Sep - 18 Sep Aragon MotoGP (Motorland Aragon)
17 23 Sep - 25 Sep Japanese MotoGP (Twin Ring Motegi)
18 30 Sep - 02 Oct Thailand MotoGP (Chang International Circuit)
19 14 Oct - 16 Oct Australian MotoGP (Philip Island)
20 21 Oct - 23 Oct Malaysian MotoGP (Sepang International Circuit)
21 04 Nov - 06 Nov Valencia MotoGP (Circuito Ricardo Tormo)