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Next year’s schedule has been released. (Photo: AFP)

Qatar’s Losail International Circuit will kick off proceedings with the annual evening race before MotoGP heads to Austin, Texas for the second time. Argentina will be on the race schedule for the first time since 1999, with the newly-built Termas de Rio Hondo circuit, whereas Brasilia joins with a September slot. The total number of Grands Prix now increases from 18 to 19.

2014 MotoGP race calendar:

March 23 Qatar, Losail International Circuit (Evening race)

April 13 Americas, Circuit of the Americas

April 27 Argentina, Autódromo Termas de Rio Hondo

May 4 Spain, Circuito de Jerez - Subject to contract

May 18 France, Le Mans Circuit

June 1 Italy, Mugello Circuit

June 15 Catalunya, Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya

June 28 Netherlands, TT Assen (Saturday race)

July 13 Germany, Sachsenring

August 10 Indianapolis GP, Indianapolis Motor Speedway

August 17 Czech Republic, Automotodrom Brno

August 31 Great Britain, Silverstone Circuit

September 14 San Marino & Riviera di Rimini, Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli

September 21 Aragón, MotorLand Aragón

September 28 Brazil, Brasilia - Subject to homologation

October 12 Malaysia, Sepang International Circuit

October 19 Japan, Twin Ring Motegi

October 26 Australia, Phillip Island

November 9 Valencia, Ricardo Tormo-Valencia