MotoGP Reveals Return to South America with Argentina Race Confirmed

December 16, 2013

MotoGP has announced it will return to South America for the first time in 10 years.

The third race of 2014 will be staged in Argentina while, later in the year, another meeting has been pencilled in for Brazil.

Termas de Rio Hondo will host Argentina’s round on April 27, with the Brazil race set for September 28 at a new track in Brasilia.

Argentina previously staged 10 Grands Prix between 1961 and 1999 in Buenos Aires, while the most recent Brazilian race was staged in Rio de Janeiro in 2004.

The calendar opens with an evening race in Qatar on March 23, the British race will be at Silverstone on the last day of August, with the curtain brought down in Valencia on November 9.

If Brazil goes ahead, there will be a total of 19 MotoGP meetings deciding the outcome of motor-cycling’s Blue Riband category.