Brazil, Argentina added to MotoGP calendar

Mies (Switzerland): Brazil and Argentina have been included on the 2014 MotoGP calendar, the sport`s governing body FIM announced.

The Nelson Piquet track in Brasilia will stage the championship`s 15th round Sep 28 while the Termas de Rio Honda circuit in northern Argentina will host the year`s third race April 27.

It is the first time since 2004 that Brazil has been included on the calendar of motorcycling`s premier competition.

Argentina has not staged a motorcycle Grand Prix since 1999.

California`s Laguna Seca circuit has been dropped from the 2014 circuit but the US remains represented by Indianapolis and Austin.

The 2014 MotoGP calendar, announced on Wednesday:

23 March Losail, Qatar

13 April Austin, USA

27 April Rio Hondo, Argentina

04 May Jerez, Spain

18 May Le Mans, France

01 June Mugello, Italy

15 June Barcelona, Catalunya

28 June Assen, Netherlands

13 July Sachsenring, Germany

10 August Indianapolis, USA

17 August Brno, Czech Republic

31 August Silverstone, Britain

14 September Misano, San Marino

21 September Aragon, Spain

28 September Brasilia, Brazil

12 October Sepang, Malaysia

19 October Motegi, Japan

26 October Phillip Island, Australia

09 November Valencia, Spain