Dorna Sports and the Circuit of Wales have reached agreement with Donington Park for the circuit to become the venue for next year’s British round of the FIM MotoGP™ World Championship.
MotoGP will be returning to Donington Park for the first time since 2009 after the Leicestershire circuit had been the home of the event since 1987. The partnership with Donington Park will now focus on the promotion of the 2015 MotoGP event and any upgrades the circuit requires to comply with FIM MotoGP™ World Championship circuit standards.
“After announcing the long-term MotoGP agreement between Dorna and the Circuit of Wales three weeks ago our priority has been to agree the venue for 2015,” explained Chris Herring of the Circuit of Wales.
Herring added: “It is in the interests of everyone, especially the fans, to make a decision as soon as possible and in Donington Park we have a venue that shares our vision for growing MotoGP in the UK.”
Dorna CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta commented: “The Circuit of Wales has worked very quickly to secure the best deal for the British race fans and we believe Donington Park will deliver a fantastic race in 2015.”
Ezpeleta continued, “Donington Park has a long history and has been the scene of some of the most exciting MotoGP races in recent years and we are sure that the extensive works undertaken since it reopened four years ago will guarantee a successful event.”
The date for the 2015 British FIM MotoGP™ World Championship round is expected to be announced later this month