The Sepang International Circuit will stay in the MotoGP World Championship until at least 2013 after an extension of the current agreement between the circuit and Dorna Sports.

Sepang has been a regular feature on the MotoGP calendar since 1999 and next year's race weekend, to be held on October 21st-23rd, will be the 13th time that the circuit hosts the Malaysian Grand Prix.

"I'm delighted with the extension of the agreement with Malaysia, a country with such a tradition of passion for MotoGP," said Dorna Sports CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta. "The Sepang International Circuit, a favourite for riders, has proven to be a state of the art venue both in terms of sheer spectacle and safety.

"After the celebration of 20 years of MotoGP in Malaysia this year, it is very good news that we will continue to cooperate with SIC as they have lots of experience organizing international motorsports events."

"I'm very happy with the extension of this agreement, which reflects the government commitment to further develop motorsports in Malaysia," added Sepang CEO Razlan Razali. "The government recognizes the huge economic impact brought by the event to the country in terms of tourism-related revenue as well as the progress in the motorsports field thanks to the celebration of a MotoGP event in Malaysia."

Sepang is one of the few circuits to host both F1 and MotoGP. It is also the main winter testing venue for the premier-class.