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2014-02-25 08:41

BRAZIL GP HOPES DASHED: Fans hoping to see the Brazil MotoGP return in 2014 have had their hopes dashed. Pictured here is Honda rider Makoto Tamada who won the 2004 Brazilian MotoGP in Rio de Janeiro. Image: AP

LONDON, England - Brazil has been left off the amended 2014 MotoGP calendar having previously been included for the first time in ten years.


Spain's Aragon grand prix moves back a week to Sept 28 to replace the axed Brazil race, which was due to be hosted in Brasilia.

A MotoGP statement gave no reason for the Brazil race being removed from the 18 race calendar.

Brazil is gearing up to host the 2014 soccer World Cup in June – July but has been beset by problems. Rio de Janeiro will also hold the 2016 Olympics.
2014 MotoGP calendar
March 23 - Qatar*, Doha/Losail
April. 13 – Americas, Austin (United States)
April. 27 – Argentina, Termas de Rio Hondo
May 4   - Spain, Jerez de la Frontera
May 18 – France, Le Mans
June 1 – Italy, Mugello
June 15 – Catalunya, Barcelona (Spain)
June 28 - Netherlands**, TT Assen
July 13 – Germany, Sachsenring
August 10 - Indianapolis GP, Indianapolis (U.S.)
August 17 - Czech Republic, Brno
August 31 - Great Britain, Silverstone
September14 - San Marino, Marco Simoncelli Misano
September 28 – Aragon, Motorland Aragon (Spain)
October 12 – Japan, Motegi
October 19 – Australia, Phillip Island
October 26 – Malaysia, Sepang
November 9 – Valencia, Ricardo Tormo-Valencia (Spain)
* Evening Race
 ** Saturday Race

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