Hungary Could Join the MotoGP Calendar Starting in 2022
A Memorandum of Understanding lays the foundations for a new country to join the calendar
This is a press release from MotoGP…
(November 13, 2019) – Dorna Sports is delighted to announce the signing of a preliminary agreement to bring Hungary onto the MotoGP™ calendar from 2022. A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been signed between the Hungarian government and Dorna Sports that would see five Grands Prix raced in the nation, from 2022 to 2026, subject to the Promoter’s Contract being signed before the end of February 2020.
Hungary has previously hosted World Championship Grand Prix Racing and has a passion for motorsport, as well as a tradition of competition on both two and four wheels, including Hungarian 125cc Grand Prix World Champion Gabor Talmacsi in 2007. The host venue for the Grand Prix event will be a new circuit, likely in the east of the country.
László Palkovics, Minister for Innovation and Technology, recently presented plans to the Hungarian Parliament and a final decision on the location for the new event and venue is expected early in 2020.
László Palkovics, Minister for Innovation and Technology: “I am very happy to announce MotoGP is set to return to Hungary. Soon, a strategy for the development of Hungarian motorsports will be submitted to the government; this strategy will include numerous objectives and measures, and – in addition to success in the sport and its impact on tourism – it is also needed because the industry has a dominant impact on the success of the Hungarian economy. The key areas of intervention are the development of Hungaroring and the domestic sports infrastructure, in which a new circuit and MotoGP event will play a key role.”
Carmelo Ezpeleta, CEO of Dorna Sports: “I am very proud to be able to announce negotiations for another addition to the future MotoGP calendar and continue to see our sport grow and develop across the world. A new race – and circuit – in Hungary is an exciting prospect for us all and brings MotoGP back to a country with a great tradition in racing in which we’re excited to see MotoGP play a key role going forward.”
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