Barcelona Extends MotoGP Contract to 2016

June 23, 2011

Barcelona has extended its contract to host MotoGP until 2016, buy promoters Dorna has revealed.

The Circuit de Catalunya track 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 June 5.

CEO of rights holders Dorna, Carmelo Ezpeleta, 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.”

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.”

The previous agreement was due to come to an end this year.