MotoGP 23 has finally been confirmed and it will will include a lot of tracks. The Motorcycle Grand Prix racing season will travel to five continents throughout 2023 in the sport's longest-ever season.
MotoGP is the highest level of motorcycle racing and as such, some of the venues in MotoGP 23 are iconic throughout the racing world. Here's everything you need to know!
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- MotoGP 23 Tracks
- Portimao, Portugal
- Rio Hondo, Argentina
- COTA, United States
- Jerez, Spain
- Le Mans, France
- Mugello, Italy
- Sachsenring, Germany
- Assen, Netherlands
- Silverstone, Britain
- Red Bull Ring, Austria
- Barcelona, Catalonia
- Misano, San Marino
- Buddh, India
- Motegi, Japan
- Mandalika, Indonesia
- Phillip Island, Australia
- Chang, Thailand
- Sepang, Malaysia
- Losail, Qatar
- Ricardo Tormo, Valencia
- Historic Tracks
- Circuits not returning
MotoGP 23 Tracks
As mentioned before, there will be a record-equalling 20 races in MotoGP in 2023. The official Motorcycle Grand Prix game faithfully recreates these tracks in the virtual world, with many venues returning from MotoGP 22.
Additionally, Historical Tracks have been included in the past few MotoGP games.
This was taken to a new level in MotoGP 22 thanks to its innovative Nine Career Mode. All of the tracks from the 2009 season were included in this single-player mode, but it remains to be seen if they will return in MotoGP 23.
For the first time since 2006, we have a planned start to the MotoGP season in Europe. Ever since it was added to help fill the calendar during the 2020 season, Portimao has been a very welcome addition to the calendar.
In 2023, the Portuguese Grand Prix will be the season's curtain-raiser. The Autodromo Internacional do Algarve's twists, turns, inclines and declines always make things interesting.
Rio Hondo, Argentina
We travel across the Atlantic for the only race in South America this season. Termas de Rio Honda has hosted the Argentine Grand Prix since its return in 2014.
COTA, United States
We then have the only MotoGP race in North America, with the Grand Prix of the Americas. The Circuit of the Americas has hosted this event since its inception in 2013.
The first of three races in Spain, Jerez is a classic for motorcycle racing fans. This circuit has hosted the Spanish Grand Prix ever since 1989 and is an absolute thrill ride around its long, demanding corners.
Le Mans, France
We continue on our European leg of the 2023 season with the French Grand Prix. Le Mans is more famous for its 24-hour race, but the shortened Bugatti Circuit hosts France's MotoGP round.
The first of two MotoGP rounds in Italy, Mugello hosts the Italian Grand Prix. This circuit is nestled high in the Tuscan mountains and has one of the most beautiful backdrops in motorsport.
The former home of the East German Motorcycle Grand Prix, the Sachsenring has hosted the German Grand Prix since 1998.
The Dutch TT has been hosted at Assen since 1949. Like the country itself, Assen is very flat, but its quick melee of corners means it's one of the toughest circuits to master on the calendar.
The home of British Motorsport hosts the British Motorcycle Grand Prix. Silverstone has been a very welcome home for this race ever since its move here in 2010.
Red Bull Ring, Austria
The Red Bull Ring rivals Mugello for the best views on the MotoGP calendar. The Austrian Motorcycle Grand Prix has been a popular one since its return in 2016.
Misano, San Marino
The second of two races in Italy takes place around the Misano Circuit. Dubbed the San Marino Grand Prix, this has been a fixture on the calendar since 2007.
The first-ever Indian Motorcycle Grand Prix will take place in 2023. The Buddh International Circuit was the home of the Indian F1 Grand Prix between 2011 and 2013.
It's not been a popular venue since then though, so if you want to experience it in a video game, boot up your old copy of F1 2013.
We go to the Far East for the first time in 2023 with the Japanese Grand Prix. After three years away, we were so happy to return for the first time since 2019 last year.
Last year's Indonesian Grand Prix was the first in the country since the 1990s and it made a very welcome return. The Mandalika Circuit proved to be a real challenge and this year it finds itself towards the end of the season.
Phillip Island, Australia
We also had a three-year gap where the Australian Grand Prix wasn't held. It returned to Phillip Island last year and we're so glad it did, as run-off isn't a thing around this tough circuit.
The Buriram International Circuit is a physically demanding circuit which becomes more tiring when you throw in the Thai Grand Prix's oppressive heat.
Another incredibly demanding circuit is the Sepang International Circuit. The Malaysian Grand Prix has been infamous for how difficult it is to last the distance ever since it was first held in 1999.
The traditional curtain-raiser of the MotoGP season has changed to the penultimate round of the 2023 season.
The Losail International Circuit celebrates the 20th year of Qatar Grand Prix racing this year, being on the calendar since 2004.
Ricardo Tormo, Valencia
As usual, it's the Valencia Motorcycle Grand Prix that bookends the MotoGP season in 2023. Named after Spanish motorcycle racing legend Ricardo Tormo, this event is the third and final Spanish MotoGP round of 2023.
Milestone has a very welcome habit of including historic tracks in the MotoGP games. Donington, Laguna Seca and Brno have all featured in every game since 2020.
Thanks to the Nine Career Mode in MotoGP 22, both Esotirl and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway made their debuts in the series. We could see these two make a return in 2023, but this isn't confirmed yet.
Circuits not returning
There are a few circuits that are unlikely to return for MotoGP 23. One of these is the Kymi Ring, which is not scheduled to host the Finnish Grand Prix in 2023.
The Finnish Grand Prix was meant to return in both 2021 and 2022, with the circuit appearing in those years' respective games. However, this race is seemingly destined to never happen, despite an agreed five-year deal.
The Grand Prix of Aragon has also been discontinued for 2023, so don't expect to see MotorLand in MotoGP 23.
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