Aragon and Kazakhstan return as MotoGP announces record 22-race schedule for 2024

75th anniversary season marks beginning of transition to 100% sustainable fuels.

Aragon and Kazakhstan return as MotoGP announces record 22-race schedule for 2024

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MotoGP has announced a record 22 races as part of its upcoming 2024 season.

Confirmed:

  • Qatar returns to season-opening slot having moved last year for track renovations
  • Kazakhstan confirmed for 2024 after cancellation this year
  • Aragon returns to calendar after one-year absence
  • 2024 also to introduce 40 per cent renewable fuels ahead of 100 per cent mix in 2027

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The calendar is predominantly identical to this year, with Qatar’s return to the season-opening slot its held since 2007 the biggest change in the scheduling order. The Aragon Grand Prix returns to the European segment of the season, with the schedule staying true to the regionalisation introduced for the start of the 2023 season. Valencia once again closes out the season, but next year there will be a one-week break after the penultimate race in Malaysia to avoid a repeat of the difficult back-to-back scheduling of Qatar and Valencia this year.

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With a focus on the environment through regionalisation, 2024 also represents MotoGP’s first steps towards 100 per cent renewable fuels. Next season will see a 40 per cent blend introduced, with the goal for MotoGP and its junior championships – Moto2 and Moto3 – to use fully sustainable fuels by 2027.

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