MotoGP sticks with Qatar start in 2012

London: The MotoGP world championship will start under floodlights in Qatar once again next year and end at Spain`s Valencia circuit, series organisers said on Wednesday.

The governing International Motorcycling Federation (FIM) issued a provisional 18-round calendar with no new additions and four Spanish races.

Provisional 2012 calendar:

*April 15 - Qatar

April 29 - Spain (Jerez)

May 6 - Portugal (Estoril)

May 20 - France (Le Mans)

June 3 - Catalunya (Barcelona)

June 17 - Britain (Silverstone)

**June 30 - Netherlands (Assen)

July 8 - Germany (Venue to be confirmed)

July 15 - Italy (Mugello)

***July 29 - U.S. (Laguna Seca)

Aug 19 - Indianapolis

Aug 26 - Czech Republic (Brno)

Sept 16 - San Marino (Misano)

Sept 30 - Aragon (Motorland Aragon, Spain)

Oct 14 - Japan (Motegi)

Oct 21 - Malaysia (Sepang)

Oct 28 - Australia (Phillip Island)

Nov 11 - Valencia (Ricardo Tormo)

* Evening race

** Saturday race

*** MotoGP only, no other classes

Spain (Jerez), Portugal and Germany are all subject to contract.

Bureau Report

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