Valencia Grand Prix and MotoGP remain in coalition until the end of 2026

by Robert Jones

The Circuit Ricardo Tormo renewed it’s agreement today with MotoGP that will see them host at least three races between 2022 and 2026. 

Dorna Sports confirmed the news that Valencia would remain a big part of the calendar, while all Grand Prix held will continue to be the season finale. 

The current deal will see the Valencia race event take place until 2022, before alternating between Ricardo Tormo and other circuits on the Iberian Peninsula.

Ximo Puig, President of the Government of Valencia said: “There will be a Grand Prix until 2022 and from then on, each five years there will be a minimum of three Valencia Grands Prix, each of which will be the season finale.

This shows the good work done by the Circuit, as well as the trust that has been sown between the organisation and the Generalitat.

“We have always said that this is a fundamental Grand Prix for the economic impact it generates and what it represents for the development of tourism in the Valencian community, as well as the hundreds of thousands of motorsport fans in Valencia – that’s why we have come to this agreement.”

With more and more global growth within the sport, and more countries looking get involved with MotoGP, the appetite for motorcycle racing is having a bigger impact year on year. 

CEO of Dorna Sports, Carmelo Ezpeleta spoke about the importance of racing for the Valencia community: “Dorna guarantees the Valencian community that, during these five years, there will be three Grands Prix at the track as a minimum.

As Valencia is the first in coming to this agreement, it will be on the calendar in the first year that rotation begins, which is 2022.

“Valencia maintains the right to be the final Grand Prix on the calendar. I would like to be able to offer five more years with a guaranteed race but that is not possible.

Nevertheless, I am proud to have once again come to an agreement with Valencia.”

With Finland joining the calendar for 2020, and Indonesia to follow in 2021, this news could potentially mean a 20 race season in the very near future. 

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