MotoGP extends deal with Malaysia’s Sepang International Circuit

October 31, 2016

Malaysia’s Sepang International Circuit (SIC) is to continue to host the MotoGP until at least 2021. 

The SIC extended their contract with Dorna Sports, MotoGP’s commercial rights holder on Saturday, which was due to expire this year.

Sepang hosted the Malaysian MotoGP since the circuit opened in 1999. 

I’m happy to inform that we have signed an extension for five years ending in 2021,” said Azman Yahya, Sepang International Circuit chairman. 

We will continue with the MotoGP for the next five years and we think that we will see an even better response from the Malaysian public.” 

It’s not very difficult to convince the Malaysian government to support the Malaysian Grand Prix because we achieve record-breaking crowds every year,” said Datuk Ahmad Razlan Ahmad Razali, chief executive of SIC. “MotoGP is no longer just a spectacle for Malaysians, it is now a platform for young Malaysian talent to compete in the world championship and on home ground. I think that is key to the Malaysian GP.”

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