The FIM has today published a provisional MotoGP calendar for 2017. There are no new races planned for next year and the championship will again stage 18 Grand Prix, reconfirming this season's circuits.
The championship will get underway on 26 March with the night race in Qatar, which will quite probably clash with the opening Formula 1 race in Australia. The final round will be held at Valencia, as is tradition, on 12 November.
As we've already mentioned, all of this year's races have been reconfirmed for next season and will take place in almost exactly the same order, the only (small) change being that the Czech and Austrian races are inverted, with Brno scheduled to take place before the Red Bull Ring.
Right now, the only doubts concern the Silverstone and Malaysia races, with both events subject to contract renewals, though this should be just a formality. Also because, with regard to Great Britain, the Circuit of Wales project appears to have been abandoned, making Silverstone the only racetrack currently able to host the world championship.
Italian fans should take note of the dates of 4 June and 10 September, when the Italian GP and San Marino GP are set to take place at Mugello and Misano respectively.