Even after a series of problems that plagued almost all the races last season, FIM took almost no time to announce the tentative calender for MotoGP 2012 in an effort to prove to the motoring world that all is well at the GP. With financial crisis looming over some of the all time favorite tracks such as the Sachsenring and Estoril, things might take a turn at the last minute. The first change comes with the Qatar opener, which will still run under the lights as a night race, but has been moved up one week to kick off the season April 8th. The second change is Round 8, the German Grand Prix, has Sachsenring penciled in as the venue. The German round is still designated with the STC moniker, meaning the race confirmation is still subject to contract. The same designation is listed for Round 3, the Portuguese GP at Estoril. The second round of the 2012 season notably does not carry the STC designation, as race officials came to terms with the Jerez circuit. 

Revised 2012 MotoGP schedule

First Loisal – Qatar – 08 April

Second Jerez – Spain – 29 April

Third Estoril – Portugal – 06 May (possible changes)

4th Le Mans – France – 20 May

5th Catalunya – Catalonia – 03 June

6th Silverstone – UK – 17 June

7th Assen – The Netherlands – 30 June

8th Sachsenring – Germany – 08 July (possible changes)

9th Mugello – Italy – 15 July

10th Laguna Seca – United States – 29 July

11th Indianapolis – Indianapolis – 19 August

12th Brno – Czech Republic – 26 August

13th Misano – San Marino – 16 September

14th Motorland Aragon – Spain – 30 September

15th Motegi – Japan – 14 October

16th Sepang – Malaysia – 21 October

17th Phillip Island – Australia – 28 October

18th Ricardo Tormo – Valencia – 11 November