The 2009 season kicks off with the first race, the Commercial Bank Grand Prix of Qatar @ Losail on Sunday, April 12th.
Will Stoner recapture the title this season?
Will Rossi fend him off to retain the title and pile onto his legacy as the greatest rider ever?
How will Hayden perform with his new Ducati team after riding for Honda his whole career?
Will Dovizioso prove that his impressive 2008 rookie season was not a fluke and follow it up with a successful sophomore season showing that Honda Repsol's faith was not ill placed?
Will Pedrosa continue his "Always a bridesmaid, never a bride" ways and finally get to the next level and secure a championship?
Lots of drama this year!
Here's the rest of the schedule:
Sunday, April 26 - Polini Grand Prix of Japan @ Motegi (Japan)
Sunday, May 3 - Gran Premio bwin.com de Espana @ Jerez (Spain)
Friday, May 17 - Grand Prix de France @ Le Mans (France)
Friday, May 31 - Gran Premio D'Italia Alice @ Mugello (Italy)
Sunday, June 14 - Gran Premi Cinzano de Catalunya @ Circuit de Catalunya (Catalunya)
Saturday, June 27 - Alice TT Assen @ Assen (Netherlands)
Sunday, July 5 - Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix @ Laguna Seca (California)
Sunday, July 19 - Alice Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland @ Sachsenring (Germany)
Thursday, July 26 - British Grand Prix @ Donington Park (Great Britain)
Sunday, August 16 - Cardion AB Grand Prix Ceske Republiky @ Automotodrom Brno (Czech Republic)
Sunday, August 30 - Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix @ Indianapolis (Indiana)
Sunday, September 6 - G.P. Cinzano Di San Marino E Della Riviera Di Rimini @ Misano (San Marino)
Sunday, October 4 - bwin.com Grande Premio de Portugal @ Estoril (Portugal)
Sunday, October 18 - Australian Grand Prix @ Phillip Island (Australia)
Sunday, October 25 - Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix @ Sepang Circuit (Malaysia)
Sunday, November 8 - Gran Premio de la Comunitat Valenciana @ Comunitat Valenciana (Valencia)
Most races are aired on SpeedTV. Check your local cable listings for channel information.
Also, MotoGP runs a FREE MotoGP fantasy league. Grand Prize this year is a Yamaha Paddock Scooter. In addition, the points winner of each race wins tickets for the entire weekend of the MotoGP race of their choice. Details here.