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MotoGP 2009 reduced to 17 rounds.

The FIM has announced that the postponed Hungarian MotoGP round at the Balatonring circuit - which had been due to make its grand prix debut on September 20 (see separate story) - will not be replaced.

That means that the 2009 MotoGP World Championship will be reduced to a more 'credit-crunch friendly' 17 rounds, with a near one-month break between Misano and Estoril.

The FIM insists that 'the Hungarian Grand Prix will be rescheduled in the 2010 calendar'.

The amended 2009 MotoGP calendar is as follows:

April 12th* Qatar Losail
April 26th Japan Motegi
May 3rd Spain Jerez
May 17th France Le Mans
May 31st Italy Mugello
June 14th Catalunya Catalunya
June 27th** Netherlands Assen
July 5th*** United States Laguna Seca
July 19th Germany Sachsenring
July 26th Great Britain Donington Park
August 16th Czech Republic Brno
August 30th Indianapolis Indianapolis
September 6th San Marino & Riviera di Rimini Misano
October 4th Portugal Estoril
October 18th Australia Phillip Island
October 25th Malaysia Sepang
November 8th Valencia Ricardo Tormo - Valencia

* Evening race
** Saturday race
*** Only MotoGP class


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It doesn't really matter. One race less will not change the course of the championship, and we know for sure who is favorite is going to be. It's a different matter for Krusty though. He's running scared now cause he knows he has one less race to make up for his certain defeats.



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