Donington Park to host 2015 British MotoGP round

Donington Park is back on the MotoGP calendar after a 5 year absence

IT HAS been announced that the Circuit of Wales has agreed to allow Donington Park to host the British MotoGP round in 2015.

It was announced several weeks ago that the Circuit of Wales and Dorna Sports had come to an agreement to host the British Grand Prix up until 2024 starting with a five-year contract.

However, with uncertainty as to whether the new Circuit of Wales venue will be complete, the organisers took action and instead placed the British Grand Prix at Donington Park in Leicestershire for 2015 only.

Speaking on behalf of organisers from the Circuit of Wales, Chris Herring explained:  "After announcing the long-term MotoGP agreement between Dorna and the Circuit of Wales three weeks ago our priority has been to agree the venue for 2015.

"It is in the interests of everyone, especially the fans, to make a decision as soon as possible and in Donington Park we have a venue that shares our vision for growing MotoGP in the UK."

Carmelo Ezpeleta, Dorna CEO, added: “The Circuit of Wales has worked very quickly to secure the best deal for the British race fans and we believe Donington Park will deliver a fantastic race in 2015.

“Donington Park has a long history and has been the scene of some of the most exciting MotoGP races in recent years and we are sure that the extensive works undertaken since it reopened four years ago will guarantee a successful event.”

The 2015 MotoGP calendar is yet to be announced, but have stated they expect the date of at least the British round to be announced towards the end of September.