Mex­i­co pla­ced on pro­vi­si­o­nal 2019 Mo­toGP ca­len­dar

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Mo­toGP’s wor­ld ex­pan­si­on shows no signs of slo­wing with the news that the se­ries will vi­sit Mex­i­co for the first ti­me in 2019 as part of a 20-ra­ce ca­len­dar. The Au­to­dro­mo Her­ma­nos Ro­dri­guez, which in its cur­rent gui­se has hos­ted For­mu­la 1 ra­ces sin­ce 2015, has been ad­ded to the pro­vi­si­o­nal ca­len­dar for next y­e­ar, with con­fir­ma­ti­on ex­pected soon.

The Mex­i­can ve­nue will need to un­der­go al­te­ra­ti­ons to be com­pa­ti­ble for Mo­toGP ra­cing, but se­ries or­ga­ni­sers Dor­na are con­fi­dent tho­se will be re­a­dy for next A­pril.

W­hat will be the first Mex­i­can mo­tor­cy­cle Grand P­rix is ex­pected to be the thi­rd ra­ce on the 2019 ca­len­dar, af­ter the Grand P­rix of Ar­gen­ti­na and be­fo­re the Grand P­rix of the A­me­ri­cas in Tex­as.

Fin­land and the all-new Ky­mi Ring had been sche­du­led to host a ra­ce in 2019. Af­ter con­structi­on de­lays, it is be­lie­ved the track won’t be re­a­dy by next sum­mer, w­hen Dor­na had ho­ped to hold the e­vent. Should Fin­land be com­ple­ted by 2020, it will pro­ba­bly ta­ke the pla­ce of a­not­her Eu­ro­pe­an round.

Af­ter hos­ting For­mu­la 1 ra­ces in the 1980s, the Au­to­dro­mo Her­ma­nos Ro­dri­guez was re­de­ve­lo­ped to host the se­ries in 2015. It’s lo­ca­ted on the ed­ge of Mex­i­co Ci­ty and al­so play­ed host to the WEC se­ries in 2017. For­mu­la E and Nas­car ha­ve ra­ced the­re as well.

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