ARRC STICKS TO CORE ASIAN MARKETS IN 2017

The 2017 season of the FIM Asia Road Racing Championship will stick to its traditional six-round hop in core Asian motorcycle markets.

The Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia is back in the calendar. Circuit renovations in 2016 temporarily removed the Formula 1 circuit from the ARRC tour. This year, Sepang will host both the pre-season test on March 15 and 16 as well as the season-opener on April 1 and 2.

Japan’s iconic Suzuka Circuit reprises its customary mid-season role as the venue for Round 3 scheduled for June 3 to 4, 2017.

The Sentul International Circuit in Indonesia will spearhead the second half of the season on August 12 to 13, 2017.

India’s Buddh International Circuit, which made its ARRC debut last year, is also poised to see more action on October 7 to 8, 2017.

The Chang International Circuit, organizer of the most successful ARRC rounds in recent history, will once again play double duty in 2017. The Thai circuit will host a special round on April 14 and 15 as part of the national Songkhran festival, and provide the final battlefield for the closing stages of the year at the final leg on December 2 and 3, 2017.

2017 FIM ASIA ROAD RACING CHAMPIONSHIP CALENDAR

Round 1 April 1 – 2, 2017 Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia

Round 2 April 14 – 15, 2017 Chang International Circuit, Thailand

Round 3 June 3 – 4, 2017 Suzuka Circuit, Japan

Round 4 Aug 12 – 13, 2017 Sentul Circuit, Indonesia

Round 5 Oct 7 – 8, 2017 Buddh International Circuit, India

Round 6 Dec 2 – 3, 2017 Chang International Circuit, Thailand