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Sepang signs new MotoGP deal

Sepang signs new MotoGP deal
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.



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Bel - Unregistered

October 08, 2010 12:40 PM

Let's see if we will be allowed to see a race between the cry baby Lorenzo and the GOAT. I doubt it. Time for Rossi to get the shoulder op if we won't be allowed to see a race.

TooBored - Unregistered

October 08, 2010 4:28 PM

It maybe a bit boring (just like Doohan said in 97) but remember the days when horsepower rules, the days of the 1000? Remember the epic 06 duel between Rossi and Capirossi? It seems this track offers plenty of entertaiment only when the bikes got more horsepower. Hopefully when we switch back to the 1000 the entertaiment value will come back.



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