Rev your engines — the MotoGP World Championship series is set for take off. The world’s best riders will kick off the MotoGP schedule on March 26 with the Qatar Grand Prix — a 5.4-kilometre circuit that features various challenging twists and turns. The longest straightaway at the Losail International Circuit in Qatar is 3,503.94 feet. This is the first race in a long MotoGP season for bettors. Doing your research prior to each race — whether it’s rider rankings or course conditions — is imperative.
But simply viewing each week’s race schedule will also help bettors make informed decisions when laying their money down.
Motogp Schedule 2017
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After the Qatar Grand Prix, the MotoGP World Championship schedule shifts to Argentina on April 9 for the Argentine Grand Prix at the Termas de Rio Hondo circuit. The 4.8-kilometre track is a challenging course that features five left turns and nine right turns. In total, the Argentine Grand Prix is 25 laps.
The third stop on the MotoGP schedule is the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas on April 23. The Circuit of The Americas track is a 5.5-kilometre course that takes riders through 21 laps of intense curves. The total distance of the circuit is 115.8 kilometres.
There are other key races to circle on your calendar for the 2017 season. The first is on June 4 when the schedule shifts to Europe once again for the Italian Grand Prix. This is a crucial race as it marks the sixth race on the schedule and gives bettors a good indication of which riders are the real deal and the ones that aren’t.
Another MotoGP event to circle on your calendar comes on Aug. 27 when the series heads to Great Britain for the British Grand Prix. The Silverstone Circuit is a 5.9-kilometre track that challenges even the world’s best riders. Dani Pedrosa of Spain set the course record of 2:01.94 in 2013. Maverick Vinales is the defending champion of the British Grand Prix.