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Dorna Sports, the exclusive rights holder of the MotoGP World Championships, has recently announced a three-year extension for Malaysia to host the event at the Sepang International Circuit (SIC) until 2016. SIC has been hosting the Malaysian round of the MotoGP since 1999.

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“To sign this agreement for the next three years is fantastic news for all parties involved in MotoGP. The Sepang International Circuit is a great facility that is a favourite for many reasons, and is invaluable on the race calendar. It is one of the cornerstones of the Championship’s push into new markets, and continues to draw ever-greater number of fans. I hope for many more years of exciting racing to come.” said Dorna Chief Executive Officer Carmelo Ezpeleta.

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The race last year attracted record spectators of more than 125,000 over the three days, acknowledged by Dorna as The Best Grand Prix of the Year. This year, the premiere motorcycle event attracted an even larger crowd with all of the available 80,000 tickets for Sunday’s race day, sold out.

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“The announcement of the extension could not have arrived at a better time, as SIC has been in the midst of much progress of late with the launch of the South East Asian Motorcycle Business Forum as well as the Shell Advance Asian Talent Cup” said SIC Chief Executive Officer Dato’ Razlan Razali.

He also said that the extension means Malaysia will be able to continue with its proud heritage of hosting the Malaysian Grand Prix for the last 23 years, and for SIC to carry on its role as headquarters for the impending Shell Advance Asian Talent Cup, which will be developed into a MotoGP feeder series.

 



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