MotoGP changes date for 2017 Sachsenring race

MotoGP organisers have announced a date change for July's German Grand Prix at the Sachsenring.

The race, which was pencilled for the July 16 weekend in the provisional calendar, will be moved forward by two weeks to take place on July 2 instead.

This way, the race will take place just a week after the Dutch TT, which is scheduled for the weekend of June 25

With this change, a clash with the F1 British Grand Prix at Silverstone, which was pushed back a week in the final version of the F1 calendar, is avoided.

The change means MotoGP and F1 will clash on seven weekends during 2017. It also extends the MotoGP summer break by two weeks, as the Czech GP at Brno will take place on August 6.

Revised 2017 MotoGP calendar:

March 26  Qatar Losail 
April 9  Argentina Termas de Río Hondo
April 23  Americas Circuit of The Americas
May 7  Spain Jerez
May 21  France Le Mans
June 4  Italy Mugello
June 11  Catalunya Barcelona - Catalunya
June 25  Netherlands TT Circuit Assen
July 2  Germany Sachsenring
August 6  Czech Republic Brno
August 13  Austria Red Bull Ring 
August 27  Great Britain Silverstone 
September 10  San Marino Misano 
September 24  Aragon MotorLand Aragon
October 15  Japan Twin Ring Motegi
October 22  Australia Phillip Island
October 29  Malaysia Sepang 
November 12  Valencia Ricardo Tormo
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