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Feb 18, 2005

Rio GP Canceled, Event In Turkey Added To 2005 MotoGP Schedule

From a press release issued by FIM:<BR><BR>FIM announcement. Changes to the 2005 MotoGP calendar<BR><BR>Following the lack of a signed contract, the Rio Grand Prix is cancelled. The Portuguese Grand Prix will be moved to April 17. The Turkish Grand Prix will take place on the new circuit of Istanbul on October 23. The calendar is the following:<BR><BR>Grand Prix Circuit<BR>4-10 Spain Jerez<BR>4-17 Portugal Estoril<BR>5-1 China Shanghai<BR>5-15 France Le Mans<BR>6-5 Italy Mugello<BR>6-12 Catalunya Catalunya<BR>6-25 Netherlands ** Assen<BR>7-10 United States * Laguna Seca<BR>7-24 Great Britain Donington Park<BR>7-31 Germany Sachsenring<BR>8-28 Czech Republic Brno<BR>9-18 Japan Motegi<BR>9-25 Malaysia Sepang<BR>10-1 Qatar ** Doha<BR>10-16 Australia Phillip Island<BR>10-23 Turkey *** Istambul<BR>11-6 Valencia Valencia<BR><BR>*: Only MotoGP class<BR>**: Saturday<BR>***: Subject to contract<BR>
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