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The season finale of the MotoGP World Championship is set to remain at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Cheste in the Comunitat Valencia for another five years. The agreement to renew Valencia’s place on the MotoGP calendar was reached between the President of the Generalitat, Ximo Puig, the Councillor for Education, Research, Culture and Sport, Vicent Marzà, and CEO of Dorna Sports, Carmelo Ezpeleta.

The new contract has been finalized two months ahead of the end of the current agreement, as MotoGP prepares for the end of season crescendo in 2016 ahead of closing out the year at the circuit in November. The unique and arena-like track has become a favourite on the calendar with its record of season-ending showdowns, with the visibility and atmosphere provided by the venue proving something unique since it first hosted the final event in 2002. That history made so far at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo will now continue for another five exciting seasons of MotoGP action; confirmed until the end of 2021.

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MotoGP next visits sister Spanish track MotorLand Aragon for Round 14 of the year, before the flyaway races in Asia and Oceania beckon ahead of the finale in Valencia once again – as Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) attempts to defend his lead ahead of Movistar Yamaha MotoGP pairing Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo, with the three fighting it out for the title of 2016 MotoGP World Champion.

Tony Carter

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