It has been announced that a new contract has been signed between Dorna Sports and the French Grand Prix promoter.
The full statement can be seen below.
Possibly of note is that the quotes from Carmelo Ezpeleta and Claude Michy make no mention of the Le Mans circuit...
'Carmelo Ezpeleta, CEO of MotoGP rights holder Dorna Sports SL, signed a new contract today with the promoter of the French Grand Prix, Claude Michy, for the next five years.
'While this year see's the circuit of Le Mans hosting a MotoGP round for the tenth successive year since the introduction of the four-stroke formula in 2002, Carmelo Ezpeleta met with Claude and Philibert Michy to agree on a contract extension until 2016.
' "We have a great relationship with Claude Michy and PHA and the French Grand Prix has been steadily building on its success," said Dorna Sports CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta. "We are pleased to continue to work with Claude until 2016", he added.
' Claude and Philibert Michy stated: "The French Grand Prix is a key international event on the French sporting calendar and our close collaboration with Dorna Sports is instrumental in making it a success, so we're very happy to ensure the future of the French round." '