Motegi to host MotoGP™ until at least 2018

Saturday, 13 October 2012

Dorna Sports, commercial rights holder of the MotoGP™ World Championship, and Mobilityland Corporation, hosts and organizers of the Japanese Grand Prix, are pleased to announce the extension on the promotion contract from 2014 to 2018, following an agreement reached by Dorna CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta and Mobilityland President Hiroshi Soda.

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

Carmelo Ezpeleta, CEO, Dorna Sports

"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 manufactures 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.

"We are pleased to be able to continue to organize MotoGP which is unquestionably the highest category of the 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 in 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 strong support to realize the renewal of the contract that Dorna has given to us."

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