2018 is set to be another cracker of a campaign in motorsport across various disciplines with new storylines ready to be written into sporting history, with a bumper year set to start here are Crash.net’s calendar highlights and standout moments which will make 2018 a year to remember.

If you are desperate for your motorsport fix you’ll only have to wait a few days with the 2018 Dakar Rally beginning in Peru on the 6th January before the iconic event concludes on the 20th January in Argentina. The all-electric Formula E series returns to action in Marrakesh on the 13th January, while IMSA and WRC also get underway with the Daytona 24 Hour and Rallye Monte Carlo on the weekend of the 27th-28th January.

F1 and MotoGP are both preparing for expanded race calendars in 2018 with F1 welcoming the return of the French and German Grand Prix in June and July respectively while MotoGP takes its maiden trip to Thailand in early October. World Superbikes is also set for a debut round with a first trip to the freshly-built Villicum Circuit in Argentina in mid-October, while in the World Rally Championship a long-awaited return of the Rally of Turkey makes a comeback in September.

2018 also marks the start of the World Endurance Championship’s ‘Super Season’ which stretches into next year to include two Le Mans 24 Hours. New York City is set to host the 2017-18 Formula E finale in mid-July after the loss of the Canadian races in Montreal.

January Key Dates:

Formula E, Marrakesh ePrix, 13 January

WRC, Rallye Monte Carlo, 25-28 January

IMSA, Daytona 24, 27-28 January

MotoGP, Pre-season testing at Sepang, 28-30 January

February Key Dates:

Race of Champions, 3-4 February

MotoGP, Pre-season testing at Buriram, 16-18 February

NASCAR, Daytona, 17-18 February

WorldSBK, Phillip Island, 23-25 February

March Key Dates:

F1, Pre-season test (1) in Barcelona, 26 February-1 March

MotoGP, Pre-season testing at Qatar, 1-3 March

F1, Pre-season test (2) in Barcelona, 6-9 March

IndyCar, St Petersburg, 10-11 March

MotoGP, Qatar, 16-18 March

F1, Australian Grand Prix, 23-25 March

April Key Dates:

BSB, Donington Park, 31 March-2 April  

WEC, The Prologue at Paul Ricard, 5-6 April

BTCC, Brands Hatch (Indy), 7-8 April

WorldSBK, Assen, 20-22 April

MotoGP, Circuit of the Americas, 20-22 April

F1, Azerbaijan Grand Prix, 27-29 April

Formula E, Paris ePrix, 28 April

May Key Dates:

European Formula 3, Pau Grand Prix, 11-13 May

F1, Monaco Grand Prix, 24-27 May

IndyCar, Indianapolis 500, 27 May

June Key Dates:

MotoGP, Mugello, 1-3 June

Isle of Man TT, race week, 2-8 June

WEC, Le Mans 24 Hours, 16-17 June

F1, French Grand Prix, 22-24 June

WorldSBK, Laguna Seca, 22-24 June

July Key Dates:

MotoGP, Assen, 29 June-1 July

F1, British Grand Prix, 6-8 July

Formula E, New York City ePrix, 14-15 July

BSB, Brands Hatch GP, 20-22 July

F1, German Grand Prix, 20-22 July

WRC, Rally Finland, 26-29 July

Suzuka 8 Hours, 29 July

August Key Dates:

MotoGP, Brno, 3-5 August

DTM, Brands Hatch, 11-12 August

WRC, Rally Germany, 16-19 August

BSB, Cadwell Park, 17-19 August

MotoGP, Silverstone, 24-26 August

F1, Belgian Grand Prix, 24-26 August

September Key Dates:

F1, Italian Grand Prix, 31 August-2 September

MotoGP, Misano, 7-9 September

WRC, Rally Turkey, 13-16 September

WorldSBK, Portimao, 14-16 September

IndyCar, Sonoma, 15-16 September

BTCC, Brands Hatch GP, 29-30 September

October Key Dates:

WRC, Wales Rally GB, 4-7 October

MotoGP, Thailand, 5-7 October

F1, Japanese Grand Prix, 5-7 October

WorldSBK, Argentina, 12-14 October

BSB, Brands Hatch GP, 12-14 October

DTM & European Formula 3, Hockenheim, 12-14 October

MotoGP, Phillip Island, 26-28 October

WorldSBK, Qatar, 25-27 October

November Key Dates:

MotoGP, Sepang, 2-4 November

F1, Brazilian Grand Prix, 9-11 November

WRC, Rally Australia, 15-18 November

MotoGP, Valencia, 16-18 November

NASCAR, Homestead, 17-18 November

F1, Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, 23-25 November

Macau Grand Prix, 24-25 November


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