Proposal for MotoGP to Begin at Jerez in July
WorldSBK round would be at the end of July and the start of August, if approved.
This is a press release from MotoGP…
Andalusian government, Jerez council and Dorna Sports will make a proposal to the Spanish government to hold two MotoGP events in July.
The Regional Government of Andalusia, the City Council of Jerez de la Frontera and Dorna Sports have agreed to make a proposal to the Spanish government that, if approved, would see the Circuito de Jerez-Angel Nieto hold two MotoGP Grands Prix and one WorldSBK round at the end of July and the start of August.
After an electronic meeting this morning between Juan Antonio Marín, Vice President of the Regional Government of Andalusia; Mamen Sánchez Díaz, Mayor of Jerez de la Frontera; and Carmelo Ezpeleta, CEO of Dorna Sports; the three parties have agreed to make a proposal to the Spanish government to organise two FIM MotoGP World Championship Grands Prix at the Circuito de Jerez-Angel Nieto on the weekends of July 19 and 26, respectively.
Also proposed is a Motul FIM World Superbike Championship round at the venue, to be held on August 2.
Once authorization from the Spanish government has been given, the three events will be proposed to the FIM for inclusion on their respective calendars. The first MotoGP event would be the Grand Prix of Spain, becoming the season opener for the MotoGP class, and the second would be the Grand Prix of Andalusia.