Brno MotoGP Contract Continues
Fans of the Czech Republic Grand Prix no longer worry, Brno MotoGP Contract Extends Through 2020; Dorna Sports – the commercial rights of MotoGP – and the Czech Grand Prix Association have agreed on a deal that will have MotoGP remain at the Automotodrom Brno until 2020.
Brno has been part of the World Championship history after hosting its first GP in 1965 and celebrated its 50th anniversary last season; during that 2015 Brno MotoGP, the would-be champion Jorge Lorenzo claimed victory ahead of Yamaha Factory Racing teammate Valentino Rossi and Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez.
The 2016 Czech Grand Prix is currently scheduled for August 21, forming the second half of a double-header with the Red Bull Ring in Austria, a recent addition to the 2016 MotoGP schedule.
Dorna Sports Chief Executive Officer, Carmelo Ezpeleta and the representatives of the Czech Grand Prix Association in Brno, as well as the Mayor of the City of Brno, Petr Vokřál and the President of the South Moravian Region Michal Hašek were also present.
Carmelo Ezpeleta, Dorna Sports CEO, had this to say about the occasion: “The signing of this agreement is one of the most important acts as far as the MotoGP World Championship is concerned. It is very important for our company, which arranges those races, that the Brno Circuit is a part of the championship for the following years.”