MotoGP extends Aragon contract to 2021

Thu Sep 22, 2016 2:31pm EDT
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MADRID (Reuters) - Spain will be guaranteed at least two MotoGP races for the next five years after promoters Dorna announced a contract extension for the MotorLand Aragon circuit on Thursday in addition to Valencia.

The 18-race world championship currently has four Spanish rounds, with Jerez and Barcelona's Circuit de Catalunya the other two.

A provisional 2017 calendar published this week also had all four Spanish races remaining.

"It's a great pleasure to sign another contract to extend MotoGP at MotorLand until 2021," said Dorna chief executive Carmelo Ezpeleta in a statement ahead of this weekend's race. Valencia's extension was announced on Tuesday.

(Reporting by Alan Baldwin, editing by Pritha Sarkar)

Dorna CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta   in Madonna di Campiglio January 16, 2013. REUTERS/Max Rossi