The most recent season of MotoGP was a tremendously successful one for Italy, which ultimately finished in first place. The European nation, which hasn’t won a two-wheel racing championship since 2009, when Valentino Rossi was in the driver’s seat, has reignited its passion for the sport after claiming both the riders’ and constructors’ championships.
However, at this point, it is time to start thinking about the upcoming World Cup, which will begin in a short while. Everyone’s attention is currently concentrated on the upcoming season, particularly that of those who have already achieved success, such as Pecco Bagnaia and Ducati. Let’s have a look at the calendar for the MotoGP 2023 season to find out when the next World Championship will get underway, shall we? We may look forward to a year filled with wonderful news.
The 2023 MotoGP season will begin on March 26 in Portugal, in Portimao, where the first race of the year will take place. It will be a World Championship full of emotions, great races, and, above all, new things. Of all of them, the most important is undoubtedly the presence of the Sprint Races on all race weekends, an addition that will change the strategies and balances of the whole season. Also noteworthy is the presence of one more circuit than last year (there will be 21 Grands Prix), which will make this edition of the World Championship the biggest ever. As a result, drivers and teams should be prepared for a tumultuous year.
How exactly will the Sprint Race and, as a result, the weekend’s various Grand Prix events be organized, and what kind of specifics might we expect? There will be a significant change to the Formula 1 schedule, as the mini-race will now take place on Saturday after qualifying rather than during FP4 on the previous day. The starting grid for the Sprint will be based on where each driver finished in qualifying. The starting order for Sunday’s race, though, will not be based on when they got to the track.
The MotoGP 2023 schedule will feature some different elements. We have already said that there will be one extra race than there was the previous year, but in addition to that, there will be two new circuits: Kazakhstan (which will take place before the summer break) and India. As is traditional, the World Championship will get under way in Portugal and come to a close the following year on November 26 in Valencia. Who can say for sure if everything will be completed right up until the last Grand Prix even if it’s this year?
Now, let’s take a look at each and every date that is marked on the MotoGP calendar for the year 2023.
March 31-April 2
Termas de Rio Hondo
Jerez de la Frontera
September 29th – October 1st