The Catalunya circuit will continue to host MotoGP and Formula 1 events after the renewal agreement for another five years, until 2026, with the organizers of both competitions.
“The new agreement guarantees the Grand Prix of Catalonia a place in the 2022 calendar and confirms a minimum of two more events to be held between 2023 and 2026,” announced Dorna, organizer of the MotoGP World Championship, this Friday in a statement.
In 2022, the Grand Prix of Catalonia is scheduled between June 3 and 5 and from 2023 the circuit will alternate “with other venues on the Iberian Peninsula, with a minimum of two more Grand Prix confirmed at this venue between 2023 and 2026 “.
“This renewal of the contract with the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya is, without a doubt, fantastic news for MotoGP,” said Dorna CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta, quoted in the statement.
“This important agreement that extends the relationship until 2026 demonstrates, once again, the commitment shown by the promoter with our Championship,” added Ezpeleta.
For the minister (regional minister) of Business and Labor and president of the Circuit de Catalunya, Roger Torrent, the agreement “is great news for the fans of our country.”
F1 also announced that “it has renewed its agreement with the Circuit de Catalunya, which will allow it to maintain the Spanish Grand Prix until 2026.”
“We are delighted to announce this agreement with the Circuit de Catalunya,” said Stefano Domenicali, president and CEO of Formula One, quoted in the statement.
“I want to thank the promoter and the authorities for their enthusiasm and commitment to maintaining Formula One in Bacelona, with improvements to be made to the circuit and facilities, and to continue our long history together,” he added.
The Catalan regional government had authorized on Tuesday the Circuit de Catalunya, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary, to renew these contracts with MotoGP and Formula One.
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