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motogp_catalunyaDorna Sports and the Circuit de Catalunya have agreed a contract renewal which will guarantee the presence of the Gran Premi de Catalunya on the MotoGP World Championship calendar for a further period of five years (2012-2016).

Carmelo Ezpeleta, CEO of Dorna Sports, and Salvador Servià, General Director of the Circuit de Catalunya have signed a contract confirming that the Circuit de Catalunya will continue to host the Gran Premi de Catalunya for the next five seasons.

Carmelo Ezpeleta, CEO of Dorna Sports, stated: “I am pleased that the Circuit de Catalunya remains part of the history and the future of MotoGP, providing 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.”

Salvador Servià, General Director of the Circuit de Catalunya, commented: “It is a pleasure to approve an agreement that allows an annual race that generates an economic impact of 30,000,000 Euros for the entire area surrounding the Circuit. Now it’s time to work to publicise this agreement within the business and economic environment of the country in order to maximise its benefits, and share this opportunity on a worldwide scale through its promotion.”

This year, the MotoGP Gran Premi de Catalunya event brought 81,838 spectators to the Circuit on Sunday, with a total of 146,718 spectators attending over all three days of the Grand Prix. The Circuit de Catalunya has hosted a MotoGP race since 1992, first as the European Grand Prix and later (1994) as the Gran Premi de Catalunya.

Courtesy of AllAboutBikes.com

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