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Earlier date for British MotoGP

Silverstone
Bikes replace Formula 1 cars at Silverstone from 2010

The 2010 British MotoGP at Silverstone will take place earlier than usual after next year's provisional race schedule was published.

The race, which is also changing venues from Donington, is usually held in late June or July but will be round six of the 2010 championship on 6 June.

Qatar hosts the first race on 11 April and the last is Valencia on 7 November.

The list includes the Hungarian Grand Prix, pulled from the 2009 list because the venue was behind schedule.

MotoGP will replace Formula 1 at Silverstone after MotoGP championship promoters Dorna signed a 10-year contract with the Northamptonshire venue.

606: DEBATE

At the same time, F1 is moving to Donington in Leicestershire.

The venue hosted the most recent race of this year's championship, won by Repsol Honda rider Andrea Dovizioso.


2010 provisional MotoGP calendar:

11 April: Losail, Qatar *
25 April Motegi, Japan
2 May Jerez, Spain
16 May Le Mans, France
30 May Mugello, Italy
6 June Silverstone, Great Britain
26 June Assen, Netherlands **
4 July Catalunya, Spain
18 July Sachsenring, Germany
25 July Laguna Seca, US ***
15 August Brno, Czech Republic
29 August Indianapolis, US
12 September Misano, San Marino
19 September Balatonring, Hungary
10 October Sepang, Malaysia
17 October Phillip Island, Australia
31 October Estoril, Portugal
7 November Ricardo Tormo Circuit, Valencia

* Evening race

** Saturday race

*** Only MotoGP class



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see also
Shock Donington win for Dovizioso
26 Jul 09 |  MotoGP
Hungarian MotoGP axed from list
12 Mar 09 |  MotoGP
Bulgarians to host MotoGP racing
28 Feb 09 |  MotoGP
Silverstone gets MotoGP facelift
18 Feb 09 |  MotoGP
Silverstone signs MotoGP contract
12 Jan 09 |  MotoGP
Hungary added to 2009 MotoGP list
25 Jul 08 |  MotoGP


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