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Jerez to host 2012 Spanish Grand Prix

"We are delighted to confirm that the 2012 Grand Prix of Spain will be held at the Circuito de Jerez, a very special locale for the MotoGP World Championship" - Carmelo Ezpeleta.
An agreement has been reached that confirms Jerez will host the Spanish MotoGP round in 2012, Dorna has announced.

The popular venue has hosted the Spanish Grand Prix since 1987 and is traditionally the first European round on the calendar, but had been thrown into doubt due to financial issues.

"We are delighted to confirm that the 2012 Grand Prix of Spain will be held at the Circuito de Jerez, a very special locale for the MotoGP World Championship,” said Dorna Sports CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta.

“I'd like to thank the Junta de Andalucía and Jerez de la Frontera City Council for their support in working toward securing this iconic event,” added Ezpeleta. “We'll now look ahead to the future of the event and focus on working together to reach an agreement up until 2016."

Although Jerez is now officially safe for 2012, the Estoril (Portugal) and Sachsenring (Germany) rounds are still 'Subject To Contract'.

Jerez is one of four MotoGPs held in Spain, alongside Catalunya, Aragon and Valencia. The 2012 event will again be round two of the season, on April 27-29.


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1motion

December 29, 2011 1:00 AM

holy crap lets all act suprised... ive been vocal about how i feel about the spantalian gp series... i dont agree with the money and support theory, if other countries could host races they would have reason to support races, teams, riders... bigger grids instead of one or two golden boys being given the red carpet treatment... if other countries do not get the opportunity how will you know how much suppport could be generated... you will never know as long as half the races hosted are in italy or spain

8=> - Unregistered

December 29, 2011 1:33 AM

@1motion Agree! How do you expand the market and get more sponsors/fans when you concentrate the sport in one region? You don't! There's only so many sponsors/fans in each country who are only willing to part with cash for MotoGP.



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