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Dorna Sports and the Czech Grand Prix Association agree a deal to see the Czech GP remain at the Automotodrom Brno until 2020.
On the 11th January 2016 Dorna Sports and the Czech Grand Prix Association in Brno signed a promotion agreement concerning the Grand Prix of the Czech Republic, which takes place in Brno. Along with the preceding agreements and contracts, the newly signed agreement ensures that Grand Prix motorcycle racing will be held at the Brno Circuit until 2020.
Brno hosted its first GP back in 1965 and the 2016 Czech Grand Prix is scheduled for 21 August, forming the second half of a double-header with the Red Bull Ring in Austria, a new addition to the calendar for this year.
The Czech Grand Prix Association in Brno, which was established last year by the Statutory City of Brno and the South Moravian Region, will arrange the races.
Dorna Sports Chief Executive Officer Carmelo Ezpeleta and the representatives of the Czech Grand Prix Association in Brno - Mayor of the City of Brno Petr Vokřál and the President of the South Moravian Region Michal Hašek - signed the agreement.
“A year ago, not only was it hazy outside but the future arrangement of Grand Prix was hazy as well. I am glad that we have found a way to arrange MotoGP in Brno. The breakpoint was the last year’s agreement to establish the Association, which would have public support. I would also like to thank Mr Ezpeleta for his extraordinary patience, which enabled the conclusion of the agreement. Now, it guarantees that Moto GP will be held in Brno for next 5 years,” said the Mayor of the City of Brno Petr Vokřál.
“The signing of this agreement is one of the most important acts as far as the World Championship of Motorcycle Road Racing 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. This agreement deals with all the unresolved questions about the holding of races in the past,” said Dorna Sports Chief Executive Officer Carmelo Ezpeleta.
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