Magny-Cours has secured a deal with World Superbike organisers Dorna to host the French round until at least the 2022 season.

Last year Jonathan Rea clinched an historic third consecutive World Superbike title at race one of the French round at Magny-Cours which hosted round 11 of the series.

The French circuit has hosted the series since 2003 and the popular track will remain on the race calendar until 2022 after signing a fresh deal.

Serge Saulnier, Chairman of the Board of Magny-Cours Circuit, is thrilled to reach an agreement with the series for the next five years.

“To secure the presence of WorldSBK over the next 5 years at Magny-Cours, is a mark of mutual trust towards the future of this discipline,” Saulnier said.

“Continuing to visit the French circuit of Magny-Cours was an easy decision to make, and one which will welcome stunning racing action for seasons to come,” World Superbike executive director Daniel Carrera added. “Hosting a world class event with fantastic facilities, passionate fans and hard-working staff, we look forward to returning to France for the next five seasons.”

Magny-Cours will host round 11 of the 2018 World Superbike championship which also includes the final round of the European Superstock 1000 and World Supersport 300 championship.