Brazil falls off 2014 MotoGP calendar

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Brazil has been left off the amended 2014 MotoGP calendar having previously been included for the first time in 10 years.

A first race in Argentina since 1999 stays on the list, however.

Spain's Aragon Grand Prix moves back a week to September 28 to replace the axed Brazil race, which was due to be hosted in


A MotoGP statement on Monday gave no reason for the Brazil race being removed to leave the calendar at 18 races. Brazil is gearing up to host the 2014 soccer World Cup in June and July but has been beset by problems.

Rio de Janeiro will also hold the 2016 Olympics.

2014 MotoGP calendar

March 23 - Qatar* - Doha/Losail

Apr. 13 - Americas - Austin (United States)

Apr. 27 - Argentina - Termas de Rio Hondo

May 4 - Spain - Jerez de la Frontera

May 18 - France - Le Mans

June 1 - Italy - Mugello

June 15 - Catalunya - Barcelona (Spain)

June 28 - Netherlands** - TT Assen

July 13 - Germany - Sachsenring

Aug. 10 - Indianapolis GP - Indianapolis (U.S.)

Aug. 17 - Czech Republic - Brno

Aug. 31 - Great Britain - Silverstone

Sept.14 - San Marino - Marco Simoncelli Misano

Sept.28 - Aragon - Motorland Aragon (Spain)

Oct. 12 - Japan - Motegi

Oct. 19 - Australia - Phillip Island

Oct. 26 - Malaysia - Sepang

Nov. 9. - Valencia - Ricardo Tormo-Valencia (Spain)

* Evening Race

** Saturday Race


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