For those looking to visit Barcelona in 2013, heading to a MotoGP race could be an exciting departure from their normal sightseeing, especially if they are fans of racing or vehicles in general. However, if this is really a travel destination, vacationers should make sure that a race is being held during their planned trip dates.
Spain will again host four rounds of an expanded MotoGP world championship next year despite the economic crisis gripping the country.
Motorcycling's governing body (FIM) on Friday published a provisional 19-race calendar, one more than last year, with races pencilled in for the Jerez, Barcelona, Valencia and Motorland Aragon circuits.
Jerez's race is subject to contract, however.
Portugal, which held a grand prix in Estoril in May, did not feature on the calendar which has two slots in April yet to be confirmed after the opening night race under floodlights in Qatar on March 31.
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