MotoGP’s Japanese Grand Prix Contract Extended Until 2018

October 14, 2012

Dorna Sports, order commercial rights holder of the MotoGP World Champioship, allergy and Mobilityland Corporation, hosts and organizers of the Japanese Grand Prix, have agreed an extension on the promotion contract from 2014 to 2018.

Twin Ring Motegi has been organizing the event for 14 consecutive years since 1999.

Carmelo Ezpeleta, CEO Dorna Sports, said: “It is our pleasure that the long-lasting presence of our Grand Prix at Twin Ring Motegi is now secured for another 5 years. Japan is where the prominent manufacturers of MotoGP such as Honda and Yamaha are based, and the Grand Prix at Twin Ring Motegi is one of the most important events in the Championship. We are committed to work closely with Twin Ring Motegi as MotoGP faces the time of innovative changes.”.

Hiroshi Soda, President Mobilityland Corp, added: “We are pleased with the opportunity to continue organizing MotoGP, unquestionably the highest category of motorcycle sports. The approach to send out the message put out by the power of Japan in the world of motorcycles is highly significant. The economic climate we are under today is never too favourable. Nevertheless, we are aspired to play our part to contribute to the powerful evolvement of motorcycle sport culture. We are grateful for the understanding of the importance of holding the MotoGP in Japan and for the strong support to procure the renewal of the contract that Dorna has given to us.”