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Mexico City F1 track could join 2019 MotoGP calendar as 20th race

Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez F1 2017

Mexico City's Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez has emerged as a candidate to join the MotoGP calendar as early as the 2019 season, Autosport has learned.

Series organisers are seeking to add a 20th round to the 2019 schedule to fill the void left by Finland's KymiRing, which is unlikely to be ready to host its first MotoGP race next year.

Following the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez's return to the Formula 1 calendar in 2015, an FIM delegation headed by Franco Uncini paid a visit to the city- park track in early '17 to assess its suitability to hold a MotoGP race.

The topic was discussed in Friday's Safety Commission meeting at Brno ahead of this weekend's Czech Grand Prix, where riders were reportedly enthusiastic about the move provided that certain safety modifications are made.

MotoGP is yet to issue a draft 2019 calendar, but all of the existing venues from this season are set to remain, with Thailand joining the schedule this year as the 19th race.

As well as the KymiRing, other candidates to host MotoGP events in the future include Kazakhstan, which is building a new circuit, and the United Arab Emirates as part of plans to host a possible city-centre race.

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