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Future of 2015 Czech Republic GP Secured

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The 2015 Czech Republic Grand Prix will go ahead as scheduled at Brno after an agreement was reached between the circuit and Dorna. The race had been in doubt due to apparent disputes concerning the Grand Prix’s financial backing but those issues appear to have been resolved, for this season at least.

In a statement released today, Dorna confirmed that the Automotodrom Brno had made a request to cancel this year’s Grand Prix after financial resources that had been promised from the public sector failed to materialise but Dorna rejected that request, believing the cancellation of the race wouldn’t be in the best interests of the FIM, teams, sponsors or the circuit itself.

An agreement has been reached though with Brno meeting their financial obligations although the circuit has until August 16 to resolve its ongoing problems to guarantee the Grand Prix’s long term viability. Failure to do so will bring an end to the 50 year tradition of Grand Prix racing in the Czech Republic and the race will lose its place on the calendar from 2016 onwards.

Selling of tickets for MotoGP’s best attended race had briefly stopped but following today’s news, the bwin Grand Prix České Republiky will take place as scheduled on August 14-16.

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