2014 MotoGP: Brazil to Rejoin MotoGP with Nelson Piquet Brasilia Circuit
Dorna CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta met Brazilian officials of the Federal District on Monday and they talked about the reconstruction of the Autodromo Internacional Nelson Piquet near Brasilia, the administrative capital of the country.
The Safety Commission will receive the proposed project during the Silverstone round and it looks like the rebuilding of the Brasilia circuit could start as early as December 2013, with an estimated finish time in April next year.
The new track could be one of the really long ones, somewhere around the 5.1 km mark (3.169 mi).
This would give plenty of time for the MotoGP Safety Commission to evaluate the circuit and the local promoter IMX to make the necessary changes if needed. If things work out as they should, we will be thrilled to see MotoGP machinery racing again in Brazil after a 10-year break. Together with Argentina and their Termas de Rio Hondo circuit, South America will already have 2 rounds. Wonder which of the existing ones will be ditched...
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