2016 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season

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2016 F.I.M. Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
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The 2016 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season will be the 68th F.I.M. Road Racing World Championship season.

Contracted Grands Prix[edit]

Grand Prix Circuit
United States Grand Prix of the Americas[1] Circuit of the Americas, Austin
Aragon Gran Premio de Aragón[2] Motorland Aragón, Alcañiz
Argentina Gran Prémio de la Repùblica Argentina[3] Autodromo Termas de Rio Hondo, Santiago del Estero
Australia Australian Grand Prix[4] Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, Phillip Island
Austria Austrian Grand Prix[5] Red Bull Ring, Spielberg
United Kingdom British Grand Prix[6] Circuit of Wales, Blaenau Gwent
Catalonia Gran Premi de Catalunya[7] Circuit de Catalunya, Montmeló
Chile Gran Premio de Chile[8] Autódromo Internacional de Codegua, Rancagua
France Grand Prix de France[9] Le Mans Bugatti, Maine
Germany Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland[10] Sachsenring, Hohenstein-Ernstthal
Italy Gran Premio d'Italia[11] Mugello Circuit, Mugello
Japan Grand Prix of Japan[12] Twin Ring Motegi, Motegi
Malaysia Malaysian motorcycle Grand Prix[13] Sepang International Circuit, Selangor
Qatar Grand Prix of Qatar[14] Losail International Circuit, Doha
San Marino GP di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini[15] Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, Misano Adriatico
Valencian Community Gran Premio de la Comunitat Valenciana[16] Circuit Ricardo Tormo, Valencia

Calendar changes[edit]

Teams and riders[edit]

Factory entries
Team Constructor Motorcycle No. Rider Rounds
Italy Ducati Team Ducati Ducati Desmosedici GP16 04 Italy Andrea Dovizioso[17]
TBA TBA
Japan Repsol Honda Team Honda Honda RC213V 26 Spain Dani Pedrosa[18]
93 Spain Marc Márquez[19]
Japan Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha Yamaha YZR-M1 46 Italy Valentino Rossi[20]
TBA TBA
Key
Regular rider
Wildcard rider
Replacement rider

Changes[edit]

  • Starting in 2016, Michelin will become the series' official tyre supplier following Bridgestone's withdrawal from the category.[21] Dorna have also agreed a rule change to the 2016 regulations to increase the wheel size from 16.5 inches to 17 inches[22]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MotoGP to race in Texas in 2013 at the Circuit of The Americas". MotoGP.com (Dorna Sports). 3 October 2012. Retrieved 3 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "Dorna and MotorLand Aragón agree extension until 2016". MotoGP.com (Dorna Sports). 1 March 2011. Retrieved 4 September 2011. 
  3. ^ "Argentina to join MotoGP™ calendar in 2014". MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "Victoria secures MotoGP until 2016". invest.vic.gov.au (Invest Victoria). 30 May 2010. Retrieved 6 September 2011. 
  5. ^ a b "MotoGP to race at Red Bull Ring from 2016". autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). 8 November 2014. Retrieved 8 November 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "Dorna Sports and Circuit of Wales sign historic MotoGP™ agreement". MotoGP.com (Dorna Sports). 13 August 2014. Retrieved 13 August 2014. 
  7. ^ "Circuit de Catalunya renews MotoGP for further five years". MotoGP.com (Dorna Sports). 22 June 2011. Retrieved 4 September 2011. 
  8. ^ a b "React Sports y Dorna sellan acuerdo para traer a Chile el MotoGP y Superbike Mundial". emol.com (Emol).  in spanish
  9. ^ "Dorna Sports and Claude Michy agree on French Grand Prix extension until 2016". MotoGP.com (Dorna Sports). 14 May 2011. Retrieved 5 September 2011. 
  10. ^ "German Motorcycle GP secured until 2016". MotoGP.com (Dorna Sports). 29 June 2012. Retrieved 1 July 2012. 
  11. ^ "Mugello extends MotoGP deal". MotoGP.com (Dorna Sports). 3 July 2011. Retrieved 4 September 2011. 
  12. ^ "Motegi to host MotoGP until at least 2018". MotoGP.com (Dorna Sports). 12 October 2012. Retrieved 12 October 2012. 
  13. ^ "Sepang renews MotoGP™ deal until 2016". MotoGP.com (Dorna Sports). 11 October 2013. Retrieved 11 October 2013. 
  14. ^ "Qatar to host MotoGP until 2016". MotoGP.com (Dorna Sports). 7 March 2008. Retrieved 4 September 2011. 
  15. ^ "Misano renews MotoGP participation for a further five years". MotoGP.com (Dorna Sports). 1 September 2011. Retrieved 4 September 2011. 
  16. ^ "Valencia extends MotoGP contract until 2016". MotoGP.com (Dorna Sports). 4 November 2009. Retrieved 5 September 2011. 
  17. ^ "Andrea Dovizioso signs new Ducati MotoGP contract". Crash.net (Crash Media Group). 19 July 2014. Retrieved 15 September 2014. 
  18. ^ "Honda Racing Corporation sign Pedrosa until end of 2016". MotoGP.com (Dorna Sports). 9 July 2014. Retrieved 9 July 2014. 
  19. ^ "Honda Racing Corporation renew with Marc Marquez until end of 2016". MotoGP.com (Dorna Sports). 14 May 2014. Retrieved 14 May 2014. 
  20. ^ "Yamaha and Valentino Rossi set to continue with two-year contract extension". MotoGP.com (Dorna Sports). 2 July 2014. Retrieved 2 July 2014. 
  21. ^ "motogp.com · Michelin to become MotoGP™ Official Tyre supplier". Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  22. ^ "MotoGP to Adopt 17-inch Wheels in 2016 - Motorcycle USA". Retrieved 9 October 2014. 

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