Sepang International Circuit will continue hosting the MotoGP World Championship for at least a further three years after signing a contract extension with Dorna Sports.

The new deal will see popular Malaysian track remain on the MotoGP calendar until 2016.

Last year the Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix attracted record spectators of 125,000 over the three days with Dorna acknowledging the event as The Best Grand Prix of the Year.

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This year, with extensive regional promotions and the unprecedented representation of six Malaysian riders, this premiere motorcycle event is expected to attract an even larger crowd with 95% of the available 80,000 tickets for Sunday's race day already sold.

"To sign this agreement for the next three years is fantastic news for all parties involved in MotoGP," said Dorn CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta. "The Sepang International Circuit is a great facility that is a favourite for many reasons, and is invaluable on the race calendar.

"It is one of the cornerstones of the Championship's push into new markets, and continues to draw ever-greater number of fans. I hope for many more years of exciting racing to come."

Sepang Chief Executive Officer, Dato' Razlan Razali, added: "The announcement of the extension could not have arrived at a better time, as SIC has been in the midst of much progress of late with the launch of the South East Asian Motorcycle Business Forum as well as the Shell Advance ASIA Talent Cup".