MotoGP will continue to visit the Red Bull Ring for the Austrian round until at least 2025 following a contract extension agreement.

Since returning to the MotoGP race calendar in 2016, the Spielberg circuit had held a deal set to expire after the 2020 race but a contract extension has been confirmed to keep the round at the Red Bull Ring between 2021-2025.

Ducati has claimed victory at the first three Austrian MotoGP, returning to the race calendar for the first time since 1997, with Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez securing a record-breaking 59th career MotoGP pole position today. Marquez has now surpassed Mick Doohan’s all-time pole record having equalled it seven days ago at the Czech Republic round.

Dietrich Mateschitz, Red Bull boss, is delighted to reach an agreement over MotoGP with Dorna after finalising the contract extension this weekend.

“For me, MotoGP is the most attractive racing series in the world. It offers motorsport in its purest form,” Mateschitz said. “MotoGP has been coming to the Red Bull Ring for four years now and the excitement and enthusiasm for it remains unchanged. It’s our pleasure to welcome motorcycle Grand Prix racing for a further five years beyond 2020.

“Securing the experience for the fans on site at the racetrack, as well as for the viewers of ServusTV, the contract extension is our long-term commitment to this fascinating sport and an expression of personal appreciation for Carmelo Ezpeleta.”

“It makes me very happy to announce that we will be returning to this track until at least 2025,” Carmelo Ezpeleta, Dorna Sports CEO, added. “I think everyone would agree it’s one of the most beautiful circuits in the world and it’s a pleasure for us to race here.

“Being KTM’s home track, it’s also an important weekend for our newest manufacturer and for Austrian motorsport.

“The facilities and organisation are excellent, the grandstands are packed and the atmosphere is really unique here in Spielberg – I look forward to many more years working together.”