Dorna announced the contract extension of the Misano circuit for three more MotoGP seasons on the eve of the 2018 San Marino GP.
The 4.226 km Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli circuit in Misano Adriatico (Province of Rimini) will continue hosting the San Marino GP until the 2021 season after a new deal was signed on Thursday.
The circuit had a contract to host the race until the 2020 season and now it has a one-year extension. The 2019 event will take place during the September 13-15 weekend as per the provisional calendar released on Tuesday.
Dorna’s CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta said: “I’m delighted that Misano will remain a fixture on the calendar until 2021. We’re very proud of this event and it’s always one of the most incredible atmospheres of the year, so to confirm that we will continue racing here until 2021 is a pleasure.
“It’s a true classic on our calendar. Today is an important day for us in Dorna, as well as for a Grand Prix that has taken on extraordinary dimensions thanks to the efforts of the promoters and the incredible passion the area has for our sport.”
The promoters of the race added: “We have signed a new agreement; the result of fruitful teamwork, which coincides with Dorna’s desire to deepen ties to a territory that offers the World Championship a strong culture of motorsport and recognised organisational skills.
“The three-year perspective will allow all of us, as well as the tourism industry, to bolster the development of an event that generates a huge crowd on the MotoGP calendar – with new energy on every level – and the economic impact means every Euro invested is multiplied by seven, up to €65 million this edition.
“Furthermore, our determination is strengthened even more due to the possibility of using a complex like MWC – producing strong investment in both infrastructure and sports – with the start of a federal center and now, a real training gym for current and future champions alike.”
Earlier on Thursday, Dorna also confirmed that Sachsenring will continue hosting the German GP for the 2019 season after a deal with ADAC Sachsen. There were financial issues with the venue but it has been resolved for at least one more year.