MotoGP, CALENDARS 2022 – MotoGP beats F1 from the outset: 7 days before the first GP
MotoGP will be the first championship to start, in exactly 7 days, with the traditional night race on the Losail circuit in Qatar. The world championship is preparing to face the longest season in its history, with 21 Grands Prix on the calendar, nine months during which the circus will go around the world to finish its last race in Valencia on November 6th.
New this year will be the GP of Indonesia, the second on the calendar, on March 20, and that of Finland, scheduled for July 10, before the summer break. In total there will be 9 rounds outside Europe: Qatar, Indonesia, Argentina, United States, Japan, Thailand, Australia and Malaysia.
To see the championship derived from the production on the track, however, it will be necessary to wait until April 10, the date of the first round of the SBK, in Aragon., for a calendar with 11 events. Round 12, represented by Phillip Island, is yet to be determined, as Dorna has yet to announce the date for the Australian round.
The clashes between the two series of motorcycles are reduced to a minimum, at only 3. The dates “in red” are those of April 10 (MotoGP will be in Austin and SBK in Aragon), April 24 (Portimão and Assen) and September 25 (Japan and Barcelona). Given the different time zones, only April 24 represents a real clash.
To get an accurate idea of all the races this season, we have prepared a calendar that you can find below, where in addition to MotoGP and SBK you can also find all Formula 1, Endurance, CIV, BSB, CEV, Asian Talent Cup, MotoAmerica and All Japan appointments .
Undoubtedly, the most contentious weekends are in Formula 1 and it couldn’t be otherwise, with the premier motor racing series reaching 22 GPs this year. The Russian Grand Prix in Sochi, scheduled for September 25, has indeed already been canceled: “The F1 World Championship visits countries around the world with a concrete vision to unite people, to bring nations together. We watch the developments in Ukraine with sadness and shock and hope for a quick and peaceful resolution of the current situation. Thursday evening Formula 1, the FIA and the teams discussed the position of our sport, and the conclusion is, including the opinion of all the stakeholders concerned, that it is impossible to organize the Grand Prix of Russia under the current circumstances.” was the note published by the FIA last Friday.
The weekends where MotoGP and Formula 1 will be on track at the same time will therefore be nine. Starting with the first four-wheel race, on March 20 in Bahrain, which will coincide with that of Mandalika for the motorcycles.