MotoGP’s French Grand Prix Renewed Until 2021
By Community | May 18, 2014
Following Marc Marquez latest MotoGP win, Claude Michy the promoter of the Grand Prix de France and FIM MotoGP World Championship rights holder Dorna Sports SL have announced they will extend their collaboration for a further five years, from 2017 to 2021.
The French Grand Prix at Le Mans has one of the longest traditions of Grand Prix Racing in the FIM MotoGP World Championship calendar – Le Mans was first used for a Grand Prix event in 1969, when the 500 race was won by Giacomo Agostini and the circuit has been used for the MotoGP event for the last 14 years in succession, starting in 2000.
Claude and Philibert Michy stated: “The French Grand Prix is a key international event on the French sporting calendar and our close collaboration with Dorna Sports is instrumental in making it a success, so we’re very happy to ensure the future of the French round of the World Championship.”
“We have a great relationship with Claude Michy and PHA and the French Grand Prix has been steadily building on its success at such a legendary circuit as Le Mans,” said Dorna Sports SL CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta. “We are pleased to continue to work with Claude until 2021 and maintain a key GP on the calendar,” he added.