Updated: Saturday, 14 December 2013 22:13 | By Agence France-Presse

MotoGP 2014 season to feature South American races

The International Motorcycling Federation (FIM) have confirmed the calendar for the 2014 MotoGP season, which will feature a race in South America for the first time in a decade.

MotoGP 2014 season to feature South American races

Repsol Honda Team's Marc Marquez rides during the second MotoGP free practice session ahead of the Aragon Grand Prix in Alcaniz on September 27, 2013

The third race of the season will be staged at Termas de Rio Hondo in northern Argentina in April, while a race will also be held in Brazil in late September, providing the new circuit in the capital Brasilia is deemed fit for purpose in time.

Argentina previously staged 10 Grands Prix between 1961 and 1999 in Buenos Aires, while the most recent Brazilian race was staged in Rio de Janeiro in 2004.

Calendar for 2014 season:

March 23: Qatar GP at Doha/Losail (evening race)

April 13: Americas GP at Austin (USA)

April 27: Argentine GP at Termas de Rio Hondo

May 4: Spanish GP at Jerez de la Frontera

May 18: French GP at Le Mans

June 1: Italian GP at Mugello

June 15: Catalan GP at Barcelona

June 28: Dutch GP at Assen (Saturday race)

July 13: German GP at Sachsenring

August 10: Indianapolis GP at Indianapolis (USA)

August 17: Czech GP at Brno

August 31: British GP at Silverstone

September 14: San Marino and Riviera di Rimini GP at Misano (ITA)

September 21: Aragon GP at Motorland Aragon (ESP)

September 28: Brazilian GP at Brasilia (subject to approval)

October 12: Japanese GP at Motegi 

October 19: Australian GP at Phillip Island

October 26: Malaysian GP at Sepang

November 9: Valencia GP at Valencia (ESP)

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