Red Bull Ring extends contract with MotoGP to 2025
Italian MotoGP rider Valentino Rossi of Movistar Yamaha MotoGP during a practice session ahead of the MotoGP of Austria at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria, on Aug. 10, 2019. EPA-EFE/DOMINIK ANGERER
Spanish MotoGP rider Marc Marquez of Repsol Honda Team during a practice session for the MotoGP of Austria at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria, on Aug. 10, 2019. EPA-EFE/DOMINIK ANGERER
Spielberg, Austria, Aug 10 (efe-epa).- Spielberg’s Red Bull Ring, venue of the Austrian MotoGP, on Saturday extended its contract to remain part of the motorcycling world championship until 2025.
The circuit owner Dietrich Mateschitz has reached an agreement with Dorna Sports, organizer of the competition, to prolong the contract, which was initially due to expire in 2020.
Red Bull Ring returned on the world championship calendar in 2016 after 19 years of absence and since then it has been considered the best Grand Prix of the season.
“For me, MotoGP is the most attractive racing series in the world,” the MotoGP website cited Mateschitz as saying.
“It offers motorsport in its purest form. 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," he added.
Carmelo Ezpeleta, CEO of Dorna Sports, said he was thrilled with the deal.
“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,” Ezpeleta added. EFE-EPA