Laguna Seca Cut from 2014 MotoGP Provisional Calendar

Thursday, 03 October 2013

Laguna_SecaLaguna Seca has been left off the 2014 MotoGP provisional calendar published on Wednesday leaving the United States with only two races for 19-race season.

The Americas Grand Prix in Austin, Texas, and Indianapolis GP both remain on the calendar with April and August dates respectively.

Spain, home of world champion Jorge Lorenzo and championship leader Marc Marquez as well as promoters Dorna, continues to have four races.

Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca said in a statement that it could no longer compete with the other two U.S. venues.

"For 25 years...Laguna Seca has served as the 'home' for Grand Prix motorcycle racing in the United States, having staged 15 world championship Grands Prix since 1988," it said.

"Unfortunately, and in spite of loyal support from fans, sponsors and media, there will not be a 16th U.S. Grand Prix in 2014.

"At this time, the U.S. is only able to support two MotoGP events. The support provided by the states of Texas and Indiana make it difficult for us, as a not-for-profit, to currently compete."

Brazil and Argentina have both returned to the calendar. Argentina, with a race at the new Termas de Rio Hondo circuit, will be on April 27 with Brasilia hosting Brazil's race on September 28, subject to the track being homologated.

Brazil last hosted a race in 2004 while Argentina has been absent from the calendar since 1999.

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