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MotoGP update: Honda, Repsol re-sign, schedule updated

Here are a couple updates from MotoGP:

Honda, Repsol re-up

After their star Marc Marquez took the MotoGP championship again this year, there was no doubt Honda’s factory team and sponsor Repsol would be back for more, but the ink has dried on the contract now. It’s confirmed; Big Red and the petro-giant will be working with MotoGP through the end of 2018.  It’s been a fruitful relationship for the two companies so far, with 12 championships 151 wins, and 392 podiums since they joined forces in 1995.

Changes to 2017 schedule announced

Next season’s schedule has been updated, with the German race moving forward in the calendar. Note the revised schedule below, and adjust your vacation time accordingly. Or at least your PVR.

2017 MotoGP provisional schedule
RoundDateGrand PrixCircuit
13/26Qatar*Losail International Circuit
24/9Republica ArgentinaTermas de Río Hondo
34/23AmericasCircuit of The Americas
45/7SpainCircuito de Jerez
55/21FranceLe Mans
66/4ItalyAutodromo del Mugello
76/11CatalunyaBarcelona-Catalunya
86/25NetherlandsTT Circuit Assen
97/2GermanySachsenring
108/6Czech RepublicAutomotodrom Brno
118/13AustriaRed Bull Ring – Spielberg
128/27Great Britain**Silverstone
139/10San Marino e della Riviera di RiminiMisano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli
149/24AragonMotorLand Aragon
1510/15JapanTwin Ring Motegi
1610/22AustraliaPhillip Island
1710/29Malaysia**Sepang International Circuit
1811/12Comunitat ValencianaComunitat Valenciana – Ricardo Tormo

* Evening Race

** Subject to the contract

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