Today was a very important day for the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. In fact, in the space of a few minutes, the plant on the outskirts of Granollers has earned a long-term future full of prestigious events, with a double announcement linked to Formula 1 and MotoGP.
The two top categories in the world of two and four wheels will continue to stop in Catalonia until 2026, then for another five seasons, with renewal agreements that have already been signed with both Liberty Media and Dorna Sports.
The new agreement with Formula 1 provides for the implementation of new improvements to the track and to the facility before the race scheduled for May 22, 2022, with initiatives that will also be linked to the sustainability of the racetrack. Among other things, it must be remembered that already this year important changes have been made to curve 10, which has returned to having a design more similar to the original one.
“We are delighted to announce this agreement with the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya,” said Stefano Domenicali, CEO of Formula 1. “I want to thank the promoter and the authorities for their enthusiasm and commitment to maintaining Formula 1 in Barcelona, with improvements that will be made to the track and facilities to continue our long history together. Teams and drivers are looking forward to racing here, and the Spanish fans will continue to see their national heroes, Fernando Alonso and Carlos Sainz, up close. “
The MotoGP speech is slightly different, because the Catalan circuit will have no way of hosting the two-wheeled Circus for the entire duration of the contract. It will certainly be on the calendar in 2022, with the event already scheduled from 3 to 5 June. From 2023, however, it will become part of the rotation between the tracks of the Iberian Peninsula and the certainty is that it will be able to organize at least two Grand Prix in the period between 2023 and 2026.
“This renewal of the contract with the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya for another five seasons is, without a doubt, fantastic news for MotoGP,” added Carmelo Ezpeleta, CEO of Dorna Sports. “The spectacular Catalan track has been linked to MotoGP since Dorna’s early beginnings and has been a fixture on the calendar every season. This important agreement that extends the collaboration until 2026 demonstrates, once again, the commitment to the our championship by the promoter “.
Fabio Quartararo, Yamaha Factory Racing
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