Dorna sues KymiRing for €6m after MotoGP round fiasco

The official MotoGP rights holder Dorna has sued the KymiRing after it failed to host its scheduled round in 2022

Bradley Smith - Aprilia Racing, Kymi Ring

DORNA, the official MotoGP and WorldSBK rights holder, has apparently sued the owners of the KymiRing after the venue failed to stage the Finnish round of the Championship.

The news comes after the circuit was scolded by riders for its ‘boring’ layout earlier this year, with the 2021 round being postponed until 2022 and then eventually cancelled. Now it is reported by a Finnish TV station that the circuit operators have filed for bankruptcy and that one of the creditors seeking to recover its losses is MotoGP organiser Dorna.

It’s reported that Dorna is looking to claw back €6.4m in costs from the circuit that is in relation to a promotion agreement signed between the two parties in July 2021. It is thought that Dorna failed to receive any money from the circuit operators, despite providing invoices detailing the costs in the spring of this year.

Dorna sues KymiRing for €6m

The race would have marked the first MotoGP round in the country since 1982, although since the circuit's inception, it has not been an easy task. Even Finnish hero Mika Kallio came out as a critic of the venue way back in 2019, claiming the layout would only promote boring races, urging the owners to revamp the layout.

This final news seems like it could be the final nail in the coffin for the venue, which looks set to go the same way as the Circuit of Wales and the Isle of Wight Diamond Races event.

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