MotoGP Extends French Grand Prix Contract
LE MANS, France – On the eve of the 15th consecutive edition of the Grand Prix de France held at the Le Mans Bugatti circuit, event promoter Claude Michy and FIM MotoGP World Championship rights holder Dorna Sports SL have announced they will extend their collaboration through 2021.
The French Grand Prix at Le Mans has one of the longest traditions of Grand Prix racing on the FIM MotoGP World Championship calendar. Le Mans was first used for a Grand Prix event in 1969 when the 500 race was won by Giacomo Agostini. The circuit has been used for the MotoGP event for the last 14 years starting in 2000.
“The French Grand Prix is a key international event on the French sporting calendar and our close collaboration with Dorna Sports is instrumental in making it a success, so we’re very happy to ensure the future of the French round of the World Championship,” said Michy.
“We have a great relationship with Claude Michy and PHA and the French Grand Prix has been steadily building on its success at such a legendary circuit as Le Mans,” said Dorna Sports SL CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta. “We are pleased to continue to work with Claude until 2021 and maintain a key GP on the calendar.”