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MotoGP to race in Saudi Arabia


The commercial rights holder for MotoGP, Dorna, said on Monday that the sport had struck an agreement to stage races in Saudi Arabia.

Without providing further details, it stated that a future Saudi Arabian Grand Prix would take place on a recently built, multipurpose track.

The sport will advance further into the Middle East with Saudi Arabia’s annual inclusion on the MotoGP calendar, according to a statement from Dorna.

Since 2004, MotoGP has competed in the area, with a floodlit night grand prix in Qatar.

In order to create champions of the future, Dorna stated that the agreement would also result in a brand-new talent development program for young Saudi riders.

Saudi Arabia debuted in Formula One last December as part of a 15-year agreement, and the nation also serves as the home of the annual Dakar Rally, Formula E’s all-electric races, and Extreme E.

“The region is a crucial market for motorsport, and research shows that 80% of Saudi fans want to see more in their nation,” said Carmelo Ezpeleta, CEO of Dorna. “Demand in the Kingdom for events of this nature is growing.”



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