Barcelona extends MotoGP contract

The Circuit de Catalunya has extended its deal to host a round of the MotoGP world championship for five more years

Barcelona extends MotoGP contract

The news means the Barcelona circuit will host the race at least until the 2016 season.

The track has hosted a round of the championship since the 1992 season.

"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," said Dorna CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta.

"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 Spanish track has won awards for best GP organisation in 1992, 2001 and 2006, and best media organisation in 1995.

The Circuit's general manager Salvador Servia added:: "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."

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