The 2017 MotoGP calendar kicks off on March 26 with the Qatar Grand Prix and concludes with the Valencian Community Grand Prix on November 12.

-          Just one MotoGP calendar change with the Czech Republic and Austrian Grand Prix swapping places

-          Silverstone will continue to host the British Grand Prix as the Circuit of Wales is not ready

-          Marc Márquez will begin the defence of his MotoGP title at the Qatar Grand Prix in March

MOTOGP NEWS - RIDER STANDINGS - CALENDAR

The 2017 MotoGP season runs from March to November as Marc Márquez defends his third title.

The only change to the calendar from last season is the swap between the grand prix in the Czech Republic and Austria.

The race in Brno will happen in the first week of August (6th) while the second race at the Red Bull Ring, since it’s return last season, will take place on the 13 August.

KTM join the series with a factory-supported team for the first time, Bradley Smith of Britain and Pol Esparago will race for them.

Jorge Lorenzo will race for Ducati this year after leaving Yamaha after nine years as he looks to take his title back from Márquez.

MotoGP 2017 Calendar

Round 1: 26 March Qatar* Doha/Losail

Round 2: 9 April Argentina Termas de Rio Hondo

Round 3: 23 April Americas COTA

Round 4: 7 May Spain Jerez de la Frontera

Round 5: 21 May France Le Mans

Round 6: 4 June Italy Mugello

Round 7: 11 June Catalunya Catalunya

Round 8: 25 June Netherlands TT Assen

Round 9: 2 July Germany Sachsenring

Round 10: 6 August Czech Republic Brno

Round 11: 13 August Austria Red Bull Ring

Round 12: 27 August Great Britain Silverstone

Round 13: 10 September San Marino & Riviera di Rimini Misano

Round 14: 24 September Aragon MotorLand Aragon

Round 15: 15 October Japan Motegi

Round 16: 22 October Australia Phillip Island

Round 17: 29 October Malaysia Sepang

Round 18: 12 November Valencia Ricardo Tormo-Valencia

* Evening Race