Motorcycle Racing News French MotoGP Extended to 2016

French MotoGP Extended to 2016

french-motogp-extended-to-2016 (1)

France MotoGP

Carmelo Ezpeleta, CEO of MotoGP rights holder Dorna Sports SL, signed a new contract today with the promoter of the French Grand Prix, Claude Michy, for the next five years.

While this year see`s the circuit of Le Mans hosting a MotoGP round for the tenth successive year since the introduction of the four-stroke formula in 2002, Carmelo Ezpeleta met with Claude and Philibert Michy to agree on a contract extension until 2016.

Carmelo Expeleta (Dorna Sports CEO) says: “We have a great relationship with Claude Michy and PHA and the French Grand Prix has been steadily building on its success. We are pleased to continue to work with Claude until 2016.”

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.”

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

2021 Indian Challenger Lineup First Look: Photos, Prices, and Colors

The performance-oriented Challenger bagger lineup from Indian returns for 2021, with three models to choose from. All three 2021 Indian Challenger models get the...

2021 GasGas Motocross Lineup First Look (Specs and Photos)

When under Spanish ownership, GasGas was never known as a motocross brand. However, under the guidance of Pierer Mobility AG and Bajaj Auto—the owners...

2021 Indian Chieftain Lineup First Look: 3 Big-Inch Baggers

There are three baggers in the 2021 Indian Chieftain lineup, with just a few changes to the motorcycles this year. There are new colors,...

2021 GasGas Trial Lineup First Look (8 Fast Facts: 3 TXT Racing Models)

The first GasGas motorcycles of the Pierer Mobility AG and Bajaj Auto era have arrived. Those who were expecting wholesale redesigns of the line...

Lieback’s Lounge: This Will All Pass [Thoughts on Simic and Motorcycles]

There is a menace in the air Of tragedies in the making. These lines are from "Late September," written by the American minimalist poet Charles Simic....

Racing Classic Motorcycles: First You Have to Finish by Andy Reynolds [Review]

Author Andy Reynolds’ new book, Racing Classic Motorcycles: First You Have to Finish, is about a man livin’ the classic motorcycle racing dream—with some...