A new date for the Grand Prix of Japan has been announced. The FIM has accepted the proposal made by the Grand Prix Permanent Bureau to reschedule the Grand Prix of Japan at the Motegi Circuit for October 3, 2010. The race, which was originally scheduled as round two of the FIM MotoGP World Championship, will now run as round 14 of the 18-round series after being postponed by the recent volcanic eruption in Iceland, which stopped all international travel in and out of Europe.The new MotoGP calendar is as follows:April 11th* – Qatar – LosailMay 2nd – Spain – JerezMay 23rd – France – Le MansJune 6th – Italy – MugelloJune 20th – Great Britain – SilverstoneJune 26th** – Netherlands – AssenJuly 4th – Catalunya – CatalunyaJuly 18th – Germany – SachsenringJuly 25th*** – United States – Laguna SecaAugust 15th – Czech Republic – BrnoAugust 29th – Indianapolis – IndianapolisSeptember 5th – San Marino & Riviera di Rimini – MisanoSeptember 19th – Aragon – Motorland AragonOctober 3rd – Japan – MotegiOctober 10th – Malaysia – SepangOctober 17th – Australia – Phillip IslandOctober 31st – Portugal – EstorilNovember 7th – Valencia – Ricardo Tormo Valencia* Already run** Saturday race*** Only MotoGP class
Grand Prix of Japan Rescheduled
Henny Ray Abrams | Contributing Editor
Abrams is the longest-serving contributor at Cycle News. Over the course of his 35-some years of writing and shooting photos, he’s covered events from MotoGP to the Motocross World Championship - and everything in between.