MotoGP Commit to Bulgaria Race in 2012

The Bulgarian Motorcycle Federation were very pleased to announce an all-new partnership with MotoGP promoter Dorna for the hosting of a Bulgarian event starting 2012. According to the head of the BMF Bogdan Nikolov, the Eastern-European country will make its debut in the FIM Road-Racing World Championship calendar in 3 years time.

Although they haven't yet submitted a race track for the aforementioned event, several media reports in Bulgaria reveal that a new venue is to be built in the northern region of the country, near the town of Dolna Mitropoliya.

No details have emerged on the building of the new race track, while Nikolov himself avoided to give a clear answer to where the Bulgarian GP will take place.

“We signed the agreement with Carmelo Ezpeleta (head of Dorna) and we're very pleased because no country from our region has hosted a motorcycle grand prix. It's still not clear which track will host the races as we're still thinking over two options,” confirmed Nikolov, according to international news agency Reuters.

This is the second race-deal concluded by Dorna for the upcoming MotoGP seasons, following the signing of Silverstone as host of the British Grand Prix starting 2010. The officials from the British circuit have already announced a few changes for the MotoGP layout, both track- and grandstand-related.

It's yet to be announced whether the Bulgarian Grand Prix will replace an existing venue in the MotoGP or it will be added to the 2011 list of circuits.
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