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New date for Silverstone MotoGP

World champion Valentino Rossi
Valentino Rossi won his seventh MotoGP title this season

The 2010 British MotoGP at Silverstone has been put back two weeks and will now be staged on Sunday, 20 June.

Several other changes have been made to the provisional calendar, affecting the dates of the races in France, Italy, Czech Republic and San Marino.

Silverstone is replacing Donington Park as the venue for the British MotoGP.

The Northamptonshire track is also in line to host a Formula 1 race in 2010, with talks ongoing about plans to stage the British Grand Prix.

The MotoGP season is due to start in Qatar on 11 April and end in Valencia on 7 November.

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The date of the Czech GP has also been moved, meaning there are no longer two blocks of three successive race weekends during the season.

And there may still be more changes made to the calendar after the draw for the 2010 football World Cup in South Africa takes place in Cape Town on 4 December.


2010 provisional MotoGP calendar (as of 17 November):

11 April: Losail, Qatar *
25 April Motegi, Japan
2 May Jerez, Spain
23 May Le Mans, France
6 June Mugello, Italy
20 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
5 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
Pedrosa ends season with victory
08 Nov 09 |  MotoGP
Rossi hands ultimatum to Yamaha
08 Nov 09 |  MotoGP
Cool Rossi crowned world champion
25 Oct 09 |  MotoGP
McLaren to fight for British GP
28 Oct 09 |  Formula 1
Earlier date for British MotoGP
30 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


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