The Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK) has released its provisional calendar for the 2018 season, with events in the Czech Republic and Argentina having been added to the schedule.

Thailand is poised to join the MotoGP calendar in 2018 with a three-year race deal set to be signed later this week.

The Twin Ring Motegi circuit in Japan has agreed a new five-year deal to remain on the calendar for the MotoGP motorcycle-racing world championship through to 2023.

Dorna Sports chief executive Carmelo Ezpeleta has said he wants to return the Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK) to its original vision of production motorbikes and associated rules in a bid to set it apart from fellow motorcycling series MotoGP

The Sports Authority of Thailand (SAT) has said it has agreed terms on a three-year deal to stage a round of the MotoGP motorcycling championship from 2018.

The MotoGP motorcycling championship has announced the launch of an esports series, which will debut this year ahead of a full roll-out in 2018.

Carmelo Ezpeleta, chief executive of Dorna Sports, MotoGP’s commercial rights-holder, has said the motorcycling series is planning on introducing all-electric races to its calendar of events in the near future.

The International Motorcycling Federation (FIM) has appointed Steve Aeschlimann as its new chief executive.

Sports and betting-related services company Sportradar has entered into partnerships with the MotoGP motorcycling series and Norway’s National Platform, a body set up to combat match-fixing in the country.

The calendar for motorcycling’s 2016-17 Endurance World Championship (EWC) has been revised with a new event in Slovakia being added to replace a previously scheduled race in Portugal.

Japanese automotive giant Honda and Italian company Ducati have each agreed five-year extensions to their manufacturer agreements for the MotoGP motorcycling championship.

The MotoGP motorcycling championship has sealed a five-year extension to its race contract with the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, a deal that means it has tied down fresh agreements with three of its four Spanish venues in 2016.

Malaysia’s Sepang International Circuit (SIC) will continue to stage a MotoGP event until at least 2021 after a new five-year agreement was reached between local organisers and Dorna Sports, the motorcycle-racing series’ commercial rights-holder.

The British round of the MotoGP motorcycling championship will be held at Silverstone in 2017, with the Northamptonshire circuit also on stand-by to stage the 2018 event as delays continue to hit the Circuit of Wales project.

Dorna Sports, the agency that operates and promotes MotoGP, has announced that the motorcycling world championship is set to return to Finland in 2018, while the German Automobile Club (ADAC) has agreed a five-year extension to its race deal.

Assen in the Netherlands will continue to host a MotoGP race for the next 10 years after local organiser St Circuit Drenthe reached a fresh agreement with Dorna Sports, the motorcycling championship’s commercial rights holder.

Dorna Sports, the agency that operates and promotes MotoGP, has agreed a five-year extension to its partnership covering the structure and promotion of the motorcycling championship with the International Road-Racing Teams Association (IRTA).

The Australian state of Victoria has secured long-term extensions to its race contracts for MotoGP and the Superbike World Championship (WSBK), ensuring that the motorcycling series will continue to host their Australian rounds at the Phillip Island circuit.