MotoGP: Brazil dumped from 2014 race schedule

Last Updated: 24/02/14 10:04pm

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World champion Marc Marquez: Will not be racing in Brazil this year

World champion Marc Marquez: Will not be racing in Brazil this year

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This season's MotoGP calendar has been reduced to 18 races after Brazil was dropped from the schedule.

Motorsport's governing body FIM has confirmed that the revamped Brasilia track has not been given official approval to host their scheduled meeting on September 28.

Brazil and Argentina were added to the calendar following the removal of the round at Laguna Seca in California.

The third round of this year's championship will go ahead in Argentina at the Termas de Rio Hondo on April 27.

Brazil was set to host its first MotoGP race since 2004 on September 28, but round 14 will now take place at Aragon in Spain - a week late than initially scheduled.

Marc Marquez will begin the defence of his MotoGP crown on March 23 in Qatar, although the Spaniard is missing pre-season testing after breaking his fibula in a crash on a dirt bike last week.

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