Japanese Grand Prix Rescheduled

Henny Ray Abrams | March 15, 2011

For the second straight year, the Japanese Grand Prix will be moved following the disastrous earthquake and tsunamis that struck Japan last week. The race, originally scheduled for April 24 at the Twin Ring Motegi, which is some 75 miles north of Tokyo, will now be held on October 2.Last year the race was postponed because of the Icelandic volcano eruption that prevented the teams from traveling to the race from Europe.The new schedule is as follows:

March 20 – Dohah/Losail, Qatar

April 3 – Jerez, Spain

May 1 – Estoril, Portugal

May 15 – Le Mans, France

June 5 – Catalunya, Spain

June 12 – Silverstone, England

June 25 – Assen, Holland

July 3 – Mugello, Italy

July 17 – Sachsenring, Germany

July 24 – Monterey, California

August 14 – Brno, Czech Republic

August 28 – Indianapolis, Indiana

September 4 – Misano, Italy

September 18 – Aragon, Portugal

October 2 – Motegi, Japan

October 16 – Phillip Island, Australia

October 23 – Sepang, Malaysia

November 6 – Valencia, Spain


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.