FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix 2013 calendar, update 23 November (Changes in bold)

Date  Grand Prix   Circuit 
 07 April  Qatar*  Doha/Losail
 21 April  Americas  Austin
 05 May  Spain STC  Jerez
 19 May  France   Le Mans
 2 June  Italy   Mugello
 16 June  Catalunya  Circuit De Catalunya
 29 June  Netherlands **  TT Assen
 7 July  Germany  Sachsenring
 21 July   United States ***  Laguna Seca
 18 August  Indianapolis  Indianapolis
 25 August  Czech Republic  Brno
 01 September  Great Britain  Silverstone
 15 September  San Marino &  Riviera di Rimini Marco Simoncelli Misano
 29 September  Aragon  Motorland Aragon
 13 October  Malaysia  Sepang
 20 October  Australia  Philip Island
 27 October  Japan  Motegi
 10 November  Valencia  Ricardo Tormo-Valencia

* Evening Race ** Saturday Race *** Only MotoGP class

A press release by Dorna - An explanation about the non-inclusion of the Gran Premio de la República Argentina on the 2013 MotoGP™ calendar 

     The Gran Premio de la República Argentina, which was set to take place at the Termas de Rio Hondo circuit early next year, has not been included on the 2013 calendar. On June 20th 2012, the Spanish government recommended that teams and riders sponsored by Repsol should not travel to the República Argentina due to safety reasons. 
     Therefore, the celebration of the 2013 Gran Premio de la República Argentina remained under suspension until such recommendation would be kept in force. The deadline for Dorna Sports, commercial rights holder of the MotoGP™ World Championship, to officially propose the 2013 MotoGP calendar to FIM was November 18th. On November 20th, the Spanish government notified through email sent to Dorna Sports the withdrawal of the above referred recommendation, when the time for the calendar presentation had already expired and therefore, there was no possibility to include a new MotoGP event. 
     Anyhow, Dorna Sports commits itself to include Gran Premio de la República Argentina on the 2014 calendar and onwards, to be approved by FIM subject to the homologation of the track which presumably shall take place within the first quarter of 2013. Dorna Sports recognizes the Gran Premio de la República Argentina Promoterīs efforts regarding the satisfactorily termination of the construction works and the organization and promotion preliminary activities.

     Comment: The change in the calendar concerns the first round where instead from Argentina at 31st of March, it is going to take place in Qatar, 7th of April 2013. 
      It should be stated that ArgentinaĒs government took control of YPF, the oil and gas company 57 percent owned by Repsol of Spain in April 2012, without discussing about compensations. From the other hand, Repsol is a major sponsor in moto3, moto2 and motoGP classes. It should be weird for them racing in Argentina. 
      Thus one thing is certain: we canĒt know how deep are politics-business interests involved to the sport in this case. From the other hand, deep enough in a complicated world…