MotoGP releases updated 2016 calendar

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Following the initial publication of the provisional calendar for the 2016 MotoGP season in September, the series has this week released an updated schedule with a few minor date tweaks.

The original calendar was notable for the omission of the Indianapolis Grand Prix after officials at IMS and Dorna, MotoGP’s promoter, agreed to a termination of their contract.

This leaves the Grand Prix of America at the Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas as the only U.S. round on the MotoGP schedule.

Indy’s loss proved to be Austria’s gain, though, after the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg joined the calendar.

Here’s a run-down of the changes on the revised calendar and the schedule in full.

  • The German Grand Prix at the Sachsenring moves back one week from July 10 to July 17, taking the slot of the British Grand Prix.
  • This has been made possible by the British Grand Prix’s switch back to its traditional end of summer slot, now being held on September 4.
  • The Malaysian Grand Prix moves from being the first of the traditional Malaysia-Japan-Australia triple-header to being the last, taking place on October 30.
  • The final round in Valencia has been pushed back a week, creating a two-week gap between the penultimate race and the title decider.

2016 MotoGP updated provisional calendar

1. Qatar March 20
2. Argentina April 3
3. USA April 10
4. Spain April 24
5. France May 8
6. Italy May 22
7. Catalunya June 5
8. Dutch TT June 26
9. Germany July 17
10. Austria August 14
11. Czech Republic August 21
12. Great Britain September 4
13. San Marino September 11
14. Aragon September 25
15. Japan October 16
16. Australia October 23
17. Malaysia October 30
18. Valencia November 13

Peacock to stream all Supercross and Motocross races in 2023, plus inaugural SuperMotocross Championship

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NBC Sports and Feld Motor Sports announced that Peacock and the NBC family of networks will stream all 31 races of the combined Monster Energy Supercross, Lucas Oil Pro Motocross and the newly created SuperMotocross World Championship beginning January 7, 2023 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California and ending October 14 in the place where Supercross was born: the Los Angeles Coliseum.

The combined series will create a 10-month calendar of events, making it one of the longest professional sports’ seasons in the United States.

The agreement is for multiple years. The season finale will air live on Peacock and the USA Network.

Peacock will present live coverage of all races, qualifying and heats across both series. The 31 total races will mark a record for the combined number of Supercross and Pro Motocross events that NBC Sports will present in a single season.

NBC, USA Network and CNBC will provide coverage of all races, including the SuperMotocross World Championship Playoffs and Final, through 2023 and beyond. For more information about the Peacock streaming service, click here.

“With our wide array of live and original motorsports offerings, Peacock is a natural home for Supercross and Pro Motocross races,” said Rick Cordella, Chief Commercial Officer, Peacock. “We’re looking forward to providing fans with an easily-accessible destination to find every race all season long, including the exciting finish with the newly formed SuperMotocross World Championship.”

MORE: A conversation about media rights created the new SuperMotocross World Championship Series

The NBC family of networks has been home to Supercross for the past several seasons and this is a continuation of that relationship. The media rights for both series expired at the end of 2022, which allowed Supercross and Motocross to combine their efforts.

In fact, it was that conversation that led to the formation of the SuperMotocross World Championship (SMX).

The SMX series will begin on September 9, 2023 after the conclusion of the Pro Motocross season. Points will accumulate from both series to seed the SMX championship, which creates a record number of unified races.

“The SuperMotocross World Championship adds a new dimension to the annual Supercross and Pro Motocross seasons that will result in crowning the ultimate World Champion,” said Stephen C. Yaros, SVP Global Media and Supercross for Feld Motor Sports. “We are thrilled to be extending our relationship with NBC Sports so our fans can watch all the racing action streaming live on Peacock and the option to also watch select rounds on NBC, USA Network and CNBC.”

Complete 2023 coverage schedules for Supercross, Pro Motocross and the SuperMotocross World Championship on Peacock, NBC, USA Network and CNBC will be announced in the near future.