Motorland Aragon - Official MotoGP Reserve for the Next 5 Years
Less than a year after its debut in international racing, the circuit will host a MotoGP grand prix from as early as this season. Earlier this month, Dorna's Carmelo Ezpeleta confirmed Motorland Aragon as official round of the 2010 MotoGP season, replacing Balatonring for the September 19 round.
Prior to that decision, the Spanish track had been already appointed reserve circuit for the 2010 season. Meaning that the circuit will be the organizers' first option in case another venue would drop out.
“The intention of Dorna is to constantly innovate and improve. It's for this reason that when we put in place a reserve circuit we had something new, and which could make a strategic commitment to maintaining the quality of the world championship,” said Ezpeleta.
“The selection of Motorland was for various reasons, one of which was that it was the only circuit that had a standard of quality which could stand in at any moment from April to October, one of the requirements of the world championship,” added the Spanish official.
The Motorland Aragon hosted its first international racing event in 2009, in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series. This year, it will be the 4th Spanish circuit to host a MotoGP race, after Barcelona, Jerez and Valencia.