MotoGP's season-opening Qatar round, the sports only night race, is set to remain on the calendar for 'many years'.

Speaking at the Losail Circuit on Friday, Dorna CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta declared:

"Qatar has become one of the traditional MotoGP dates. We have an agreement until 2016 and we are starting to agree the new period. It is just a question to sign officially. We can already say that MotoGP will continue in Qatar for many more years."

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Ezpeleta added that the inclusion of any new MotoGP events in the region would only occur after consultation with Qatar.

"Qatar is our organiser for MotoGP and WSBK. Anything we do in the Middle East will be in agreement with Qatar. If we have an approach from other countries in the Middle East it is something we will discuss with Qatar."

That seems some way off, but one country rumoured to be joining the MotoGP calendar perhaps as early as next season is Thailand, which successfully hosted its first WSBK event last weekend.

"We are now waiting. Last week the Superbike race worked very well. We are talking but nothing is decided," Ezpeleta said of a Thai MotoGP round.

Regarding next year's revised technical rules, Ezpeleta stated that: "The pending matter is the number of engines to be used. Everything else is fixed."

In terms of manufacturers, Ezpeleta stated that KTM's 2017 MotoGP debut is certain and that MotoGP is not pursuing any further factories.

"If [any other manufacturers] want to come they are welcome, but we don't request anybody to come. It has been enough with three manufacturers, now we are happy with five and it will be ok with six [when KTM join]."