MotoGP » Motorland Aragon secures long-term reserve status


The newly announced Aragon Grand Prix may not be a one-off in 2010 as Dorna confirmed the Motorland Aragon circuit would be its reserve venue for the next five years

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Southerner

March 24, 2010 2:47 PM

Looks to be a very good venue and the weather should make it good too.
Four Spanish rounds plausible for the next 5 years.
Hell, man, a Spanish rider has got to be a MotoGP champ for the first time since Criville !!! :) :) :)

RawDawg

March 24, 2010 4:25 PM

This circuit looks pretty good. It has a some change in elevation and looks to be flowing in nature.

I saw a video of Kenny Noyes doing a lap of it on his Moto2 bike on motomatters the other day. The helmet cam give it an awesome view.

sapphire xtx

March 24, 2010 5:17 PM

Why can't they bring Welkom for example? Or Portimao. It's better thank fourth spanish gp. There are so many really good tracks all over the world. They start Qatar race at night to increase interest for motorcycle racing and can't even make a good calendar without looking at how much money someone will put in their pants. It's strange you know but g0ddamn1t it's the way Carmelo treats everyone.

Southerner

March 24, 2010 5:47 PM

sapphire xtx, I reckon Valentino would love to race back home at his Yamaha debut win...Phakisa Freeway.
We bike race 'nutters' in this country have to compete with FIFA 2010..chrissake's, we even lost SBK 2011/12 to accommodate 6 weeks of kicking a bloody soccer ball around in the name of technological advancement.Thanks a lot Sep Blatter!!!

RawDawg

March 24, 2010 6:13 PM

"can't even make a good calendar without looking at how much money someone will put in their pants"

Ok now, let's not act naive now like this isn't a business and WSBK host races just for our enjoyment.

Just because a track is nice doesn't mean it has the right promoter and/or someone who will pony up the money for the host fees. For someone to do this they have to see some profit in it after the work.

You can say "let them go to Portimao" (as an example)but who is going to pay for it? Can Portimao afford to host both WSBK and MotoGP? Do they want to? Does it interfere with their current calender? Is there another event in town already scheduled that has the hotels booked already?

Poljachina - Unregistered

March 24, 2010 6:25 PM

Portimao can't replace any rounds because Estoril has a contract in place ensuring it the one and only motogp round in Portugal. That's why Portimao isn't on the calendar. Perhaps when this contract expires Portimao will make a push to host MotoGP as well. Let's hope so. I personally don't mind having another GP in Spain, Aragon looks like a fun track. At least there is a race and they don't reduce the number of GP's.
I am sad that Balaton isn't because it would be 150 km away from my home and I could atend it easily... Next year maybe... :P

paulmc

March 24, 2010 6:46 PM

The spanish and their love of the sport keep motogp alive,nowhere else could promoters just know they get 100,000 plus spectators no matter how many rounds they host, i'd love to know how many of them go to all 4 rounds it has to be a lot !

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