September 22, 2016 / 6:32 PM / a year ago

MotoGP extends Aragon contract to 2021

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

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

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