The 2022 MotoGP calendar has been provisionally released, with a huge 21 races including two brand new circuits.
With 18 races at 13 circuits in 2021, the new calendar sees the series return to a more recognisable calendar with the return of races in Argentina, Japan, Thailand, Australia and Malaysia.
But there will be two brand new additions. While it was included on the 2020 and 2021 calendar, the newly-constructed Kymi Ring is set to host the first Finnish Grand Prix since 1982. The circuit was officially tested in 2019, with the track labelled as “technically challenging” and “quite different to anything we’ve seen before”.
Indonesia will also be making a return, after it held two races in 1996 and 1997. The Mandalika International Street Circuit is being built on the Mandalika resort island, and will be surrounded by natural fauna and vegetation, unlike most street circuits around the world.
Elsewhere, the MotoGP Americas returns to its usual early slot on the calendar, there will be four races in Spain, and two in Italy. Portimao in Portugal, which was brought onto the COVID-affected calendar in 2020, finds itself back on the calendar in April as part of a double-header with Jerez.
Provisional 2022 MotoGP calendar
|6 March||Qatar Grand Prix||Losail International Circuit|
|20 March||Indonesia Grand Prix||Mandalika International Street Circuit|
|3 April||Argentine Grand Prix||Termas de Rio Hondo|
|10 April||Americas Grand Prix||Circuit of the Americas|
|24 April||Portuguese Grand Prix||Algarve International Circuit|
|1 May||Spanish Grand Prix||Circuito de Jerez Angel Nieto|
|15 May||French Grand Prix||Le Mans|
|29 May||Italian Grand Prix||Autodromo del Mugello|
|5 June||Catalunya Grand Prix||Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya|
|19 June||German Grand Prix||Sachsenring|
|26 June||Netherlands Grand Prix||TT Circuit Assen|
|10 July||Finnish Grand Prix||Kymiring|
|7 August||British Grand Prix||Silverstone Circuit|
|21 August||Austrian Grand Prix||Red Bull Ring|
|4 September||San Marino Grand Prix||Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli|
|18 September||Aragon Grand Prix||Motorland Aragon|
|25 September||Japan Grand Prix||Twin Ring Motegi|
|2 October||Thailand Grand Prix||Chang International Circuit|
|16 October||Australia Grand Prix||Philip Island|
|23 October||Malaysia Grand Prix||Sepang International Circuit|
|6 November||Valencia Grand Prix||Circuito Ricardo Tormo|