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MotoGP will have three races in the United States on its 2013 calendar after championship organisers Dorna announced that the Austin circuit in Texas will host a race on April 21.
Like the United States Grand Prix at Laguna Seca in Monterey, California, the date will feature only a MotoGP category race.
It will give Ben Spies a chance to shine in front of his fellow Texans in his first season on a Ducati after moving from Yamaha.
The third of the American races, the Indianapolis Grand Prix, will involve all three categories - MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3.
In all, 19 Grands Prix are scheduled for next year, including a return to Argentina. - AFP
Provisional calendar for the 2013 Motorcycle Grand Prix season:
March 31: Qatar GP at Losail (night race)
April 14: Argentina GP - to be confirmed
April 21: Austin GP at Texas (only MotoGP)
May 5: Spanish GP at Jerez de la Frontera
May 19: French GP at Le Mans
June 2: Italian GP at Mugello
June 16: Catalonian GP at Barcelona
June 29: Dutch GP at Assen
July 14: German GP at Sachsenring
July 21: United States GP at Laguna Seca, California (only MotoGP)
August 18: Indianapolis GP at Indianapolis, Indiana
August 25: Czech GP at Brno
September 1: British GP at Silverstone
September 15: San Marino GP at Misano (Italy)
September 29: Aragon GP at Motorland Aragon (Spain)
October 13: Malaysian GP at Sepang
October 20: Australian GP at Phillip Island
October 27: Japanese GP at Motegi
November 10: Valencia GP (Spain)