MotoGP change bows to F1
ACCOMMODATING MOTOGP: The 2013 German MotoGP, to be held at Sachsenring, has been moved to July 14 to avoid a clash with the German F1 GP.
Author: ALAN BALDWIN
The 2013 German MotoGP weekend at Germany's Sachsenring has been moved to July 14 to avoid a clash with the country's Formula 1 GP on July 7.
The International Motorcycling Federation announced the change in a statement that also detailed an agreement between MotoGP promoters Dorna and the Andalucian government to keep the Spanish GP at the Jerez until at least 2015.
F1's governing body said it was bringing forward the date of their German GP by a week to July 7 to create a space for an as-yet unnamed European race on July 21.
Germany's MotoGP weekend is one of the best-attended on the calendar.
Organisers of the annual Goodwood Festival of Speed, one of the most popular motorsport gatherings in Britain that regularly features F1 cars and drivers, have also said they will move the date of their event from July 7 to avoid a clash.
Revised MotoGP 2013 calendar:
April 7 - Qatar (Doha)
April 21 - Americas (Austin)
May 5 - Spain (Jerez)
May 19 - France (Le Mans)
June 2 - Italy (Mugello)
June 16 - Catalunya (Barcelona)
June 29 - Netherlands (Assen)
July 14 - Germany (Sachsenring)
July 21 - United States (Laguna Seca)
Aug 18 - Indianapolis
Aug 25 - Czech Republic (Brno)
Sept 1 - Britain (Silverstone)
Sept 15 - San Marino (Misano)
Sept 29 - Aragon (Spain)
Oct 13 - Malaysia (Sepang)
Oct 20 - Australia (Phillip Island)
Oct 27 - Japan (Motegi)
Nov 10 - Valencia (Spain)