2023 MotoGP season to open in Portugal

First season opener in Europe since 2006.

2023 MotoGP season to open in Portugal

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The 2023 MotoGP season will begin in Portugal, with the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve hosting the opening race from 24th to 26th March.

This will be the first time the MotoGP season has begun in Europe since 2006, and will be only the third season opener held in Europe in more than three decades.

It will also be the first time Portugal has ever hosted the first race of the year, with expectation ahead of the new season set to hit full speed on the Algarve as the grid debut with their new colours and machinery, and the first trophies of the season are awarded.

The full calendar will be confirmed by the International Motorcycling Federation (FIM) in due course.