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Oct 13, 2012

Twin Ring Motegi To Host MotoGP Through 2018

Dorna Sports, commercial rights holder of the MotoGP™ World Championship, and Mobilityland Corporation, hosts and organizers of the Japanese Grand Prix, are pleased to announce the extension on the promotion contract from 2014 to 2018, following an agreement reached by Dorna Sports CEO, Carmelo Ezpeleta, and Mobilityland President, Hiroshi Soda.

Twin Ring Motegi has been organizing the event for 14 consecutive years since 1999.

"It is our pleasure that the long-lasting presence of our Grand Prix at Twin Ring Motegi is now secured for another 5 years. Japan is where the prominent manufacturers of MotoGP such as Honda and Yamaha are based, and the Grand Prix at Twin Ring Motegi is one of the most important events in the Championship. We are committed to work closely with Twin Ring Motegi as MotoGP faces the time of innovative changes," Carmelo Ezpeleta, CEO Dorna Sports.

"We are pleased with the opportunity to continue organizing MotoGP, unquestionably the highest category of motorcycle sports. The approach to send out the message put out by the power of Japan in the world of motorcycles is highly significant. The economic climate we are under today is never too favourable. Nevertheless, we are aspired to play our part to contribute to the powerful evolvement of motorcycle sport culture. We are grateful for the understanding of the importance of holding the MotoGP in Japan and for the strong support to procure the renewal of the contract that Dorna has given to us," Hiroshi Soda, President Mobilityland Corp.