MotoGP and Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya agree to five-year deal
Dorna Sports has announced a five-year contract extension with Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.
The deal sees the Spanish site confirmed in the MotoGP 2022 calendar, with two more grand prix guaranteed between 2023 and 2026. During its slack years during this period, it will alternate with other venues on the Iberian Peninsula occupied by Spain and Portugal.
“This contract renewal with the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya for five more seasons is, without a doubt, great news for MotoGP,” said Carmelo Ezpeleta, CEO of Dorna Sports.
“The spectacular Catalan track has been linked to MotoGP since Dorna’s debut and has been a key part of the calendar every season.
“This important agreement extending the collaboration until 2026 demonstrates, once again, the commitment shown to our Championship by the promoter.”
Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya president Roger Torrent also expressed his joy at the news.
“We are very happy to continue to host the most important competition in the motorcycle world,” said Torrent, who is also the Catalan Minister of Trade and Labor.
“This is excellent news for the fans of our country, for the international projection of Barcelona and Catalonia, and for the objective of making the circuit a strategic element for the economic and social development linked to the industry of the green mobility. “
The announcement comes as Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya is also securing its future with Formula 1 until the end of 2026.
The 4.6 km circuit first hosted MotoGP in 1992 under the nickname of the European Grand Prix and has been known as the seat of the Catalan Grand Prix since 1996.
The 2022 Catalan Grand Prix is tentatively scheduled for June 3 to 5.