Barcelona extends MotoGP partnership- 23 Jun 2011 00:00:00
Barcelona’s Circuit de Catalunya will host MotoGP for at least another five years after promoters Dorna revealed it has extended its contract until 2016.
The circuit has been on the MotoGP calendar since 1992, with nearly 150,000 spectators attending the three days of the racing weekend earlier this month, which was won by Australian Casey Stoner on 5th June.
Carmelo Ezpeleta, CEO of rights holders Dorna, said: ‘I am pleased the Circuit de Catalunya remains part of the history and the future of MotoGP. It provides a modern facility that has for 20 years had a presence in the highest discipline of motorcycle racing’.
‘This circuit has hosted a non-stop schedule of racing since Dorna has been organising the World Championship, providing a very professional team that has won several awards for its work. The entire Dorna family is proud to continue working with the Circuit de Catalunya, from both a business and personal standpoint’.
The previous agreement was due to come to an end this year.
Circuit general director Salvador Servia added: ‘It is a pleasure to approve an agreement that allows an annual race that generates an economic impact of 30 million euros for the entire area surrounding the circuit’.