Dorna has renewed its deal with Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli as a venue for a round of the FIM World Superbike championship, extending its current agreement until 2019.

The San Marino track has just hosted round eight of this year's championship - where Jonathan Rea extended his lead in the title race after claiming a victory in race two and second place to team-mate Tom Sykes in race one. The track has had its contract renewed for the next four seasons (2016-2019).

This year saw Misano become the Italian venue with the highest number of World Superbike events hosted, 23, and places it third on the overall list behind Phillip Island and Assen.

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Daniel Carrera, World Superbike director, says he is delighted to see the championship stay at the San Marino circuit for the foreseeable future and it is believed the track's recent full resurfacing and improvements helped rubber-stamp the deal.

"We are really pleased to continue our journey together with the Misano World Circuit 'Marco Simoncelli', a venue that has always shown great interest to the Superbike World Championship and to motorcycle racing in general," Carrera said. "A four-year renewal helps both parties to plan the future editions with renewed confidence, allowing us to do our best to keep the Riviera di Rimini Round as one the best and most enjoyable events on the calendar for fans, riders and teams."