MotoGP: British race moved to September for 2013 season

MotoGP at Silverstone

Next year's British MotoGP will take place in September, according to the provisional calendar released by the sport's governing body.

The 2013 race has been pencilled in for 1 September at Silverstone after being moved from its usual June date.

The calendar also sees an extra race to increase the total to 19 - though two races are still to be confirmed.

They are expected to be new races in Argentina and Texas, which will both take place in April.

This year's Formula 1 Grand Prix at Silverstone - which took place in July - was badly affected by rain as up to 30,000 ticket holders were urged not to attend qualifying due to muddy conditions.

and the race is expected to take place at the Termas de Rio Hondo circuit.

The South American country last hosted a motorcycle grand prix in Buenos Aires in 1999.

The Texas race - scheduled for the Circuit of the Americas - will be the third race in the United States if it is confirmed.

The 2013 season will start with the now traditional night race in Qatar on 31 March before moving on to the new races at Argentina and Texas.

There will be no race at Estoril in Portugal for the first time since 1999, and the season will once more finish in Valencia on 10 November.

Provisional 2013 MotoGP calendar

31 March - Qatar* Doha/Losail

14 April - TBC TBC

21 April - TBC TBC

05 May - Spain (STC), Jerez

19 May - France, Le Mans

2 June - Italy, Mugello

16 June - Catalunya

29 June - Netherlands**, Assen

14 July - Germany, Sachsenring

21 July - United States***, Laguna Seca

18 August - Indianapolis

25 August - Czech Republic, Brno

01 September - Great Britain, Silverstone

15 September - San Marino, Marco Simoncelli Misano

29 September - Aragón

13 October - Malaysia, Sepang

20 October - Australia, Phillip Island

27 October - Japan, Motegi

10 November - Valencia

* Evening Race

** Saturday Race

*** Only MotoGP class

STC (Subject to the contract)

TBC (To be confirmed)