MotorLand Aragón to join calendar from 2011

There will be a new addition to the World Superbike Championship from 2011, with the announcement that MotorLand Aragón in northern Spain is to join the calendar on a three-year agreement
The MotorLand Aragón circuit in northern Spain is to stage a round of the World Superbike Championship from 2011 on a three-year agreement, meaning the Hermann Tilke-designed track will play host to the two most popular and highest-profile forms of motorcycle racing – WSBK and MotoGP.

MotorLand Aragón hosted its first international meeting in 2009 with World Series by Renault, and earlier this year it was announced that the venue close to Alcañiz would replace Balatonring on the MotoGP schedule later in the summer due to the Hungarian track not being ready in time to welcome the premier class – thereby becoming the fourth Spanish outing on the 2010 calendar and a long-term reserve.

The WSBK deal with Infront Motor Sports was concluded this morning in the Aragón regional government headquarters, in the presence of MotorLand president and Aragón Government vice-president José Angel Biel, MotorLand CEO Antonio Gasión, Infront Motor Sports CEO Paolo Flammini, the regional minister of commerce, tourism and industry Arturo Aliaga and Ducati star Carlos Checa. The race will be held in the spring of 2011, 2012 and 2013.

“Motorland is a very new circuit and it's already at the top,” Flammini is quoted as having said by the official WSBK website. “To have MotoGP and Superbikes in its first years of activity demonstrates that it is a top-level circuit. The Superbike World Championship requires requisites of maximum safety and top-class facilities to be in a position to guarantee the presence of high numbers of spectators – and Motorland is able to offer all this.”

“Superbike races offer a well-balanced sporting spectacle,” added Checa, “and for this reason they are spectacular, also for everyone watching on TV. Motorland is a circuit that respects all the standards to host a world-class race. I am happy to be able to race Superbikes here next year – and I hope to win!”

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superbikes4me - Unregistered

May 19, 2010 3:58 PM

A new track is good news I am sure, but please can we have racing back at Brands Hatch, by far the best attended when on the World Superbike Calender, and selfishly for me only 60 miles away.

AvTech37 - Unregistered

May 20, 2010 11:10 PM

To say that the UK circuits 'suck' shows how little you know. Many of them are pure riders circuits and yes they may not come up to current MGP / WSBK safety requirements but that does not mean they are bad circuits - just the opposite IMO. Imagine VR around Cadwell or Oulton...I know it will never happen but for all you poor souls who have never experienced such classic race tracks all I can say is it would be fabulous. Also, remember that the current leader of WSBK has fairly recently been seen at these cicuits that appearently 'suck'. Ask Haslam, Rea, Crutchlow, and all the other Brits what they think......

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