F­rench Grand P­rix staying in Mo­toGP till 2026

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Dor­na S­ports, the ad­mi­nis­tra­tors of Mo­toGP, ha­ve an­noun­ced that the F­rench Mo­tor­cy­cle Grand P­rix will re­main as part of the Mo­toGP cham­pi­ons­hip until at le­ast the end of 2026.

Mo­toGP has a mas­si­ve fol­lo­wing in Fran­ce, in no small way con­nected with the ef­forts of F­rench for­mer Mo­to2 wor­ld cham­pi­on Jo­hann Zar­co, who plan­ted his Mon­ster Tech 3 Ya­maha on po­le po­si­ti­on for the re­cent F­rench ra­ce at Le Mans.

The e­vent saw mo­re than 120 000 spec­ta­tors who we­re sad to wit­ness their he­ro crashing out, but en­joy­ed a bril­li­ant day of ra­cing no­net­he­less.

Clau­de Mi­chy of ra­ce or­ga­ni­zers PHA com­men­ted, “We are very ple­a­sed to ex­tend our part­ners­hip with Dor­na and ex­ci­ted to con­ti­nue buil­ding Mo­toGP in Fran­ce. The F­rench GP has gro­wn and con­ti­nues gro­wing to new heig­hts e­very y­e­ar and it’s fan­tas­tic to ce­le­bra­te our 25th se­a­son or­ga­ni­sing the e­vent by ex­ten­ding t­his agreement until 2026.”

Dor­na CEO Car­me­lo E­z­pe­le­ta ad­ded, “The Grand P­rix of Fran­ce is a key e­vent on the Mo­toGP ca­len­dar and it al­ways draws in­cre­di­ble cro­wds. Our long-stan­ding part­ners­hip with Clau­de Mi­chy has been tre­men­dous in en­su­ring the out­stan­ding e­vent that the F­rench Grand P­rix is to­day and I am very ple­a­sed to con­so­li­da­te our pre­sen­ce in Fran­ce.”

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