The Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya has one of many longest unbroken runs of any present grand prix venue, having been on the calendar constantly since its first race in 1991.
The long-term way forward for the race had been unclear in latest seasons because of the shut involvement of the native authorities, and the necessity for the occasion to make monetary sense.
F1 has confused that the venue, which was constructed within the run-up to the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Video games, can be upgraded to be able to carry it into line with extra fashionable venues on the schedule.
A press release famous: “We need to thank the promoter and the authorities for his or her engagement and help and stay up for persevering with to construct our relationship within the years forward.
“As a part of the brand new settlement, enhancements to the monitor and services can be made forward of the race on Might 22 2022, together with upgrades and enhancements in the direction of the circuit’s formidable sustainability plans.”
“We’re delighted to announce this cope with Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya,” stated F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali.
“I need to thank the promoter and the authorities for his or her enthusiasm and dedication to protecting Components 1 in Barcelona, with enhancements that can be made to the monitor and services, and persevering with our lengthy historical past collectively.
“The groups and drivers all the time stay up for racing on the circuit and visiting Barcelona, and the Spanish followers will proceed to see their nationwide heroes, Fernando Alonso and Carlos Sainz, up shut.”
Roger Torrent, the Catalan minister of enterprise and labour and in addition president of the circuit organisation, made it clear that the sustainability facet was a key a part of getting the deal executed.
“We welcome the renewal of this contract, which features a mutual dedication clause to assist us flip Circuit Barcelona-Catalunya right into a mannequin and world benchmark of sustainability utilized to such a facility,” stated Torrent.
“We would like the circuit to change into an exponent of the inexperienced transformation and the difference of infrastructures to the calls for of the local weather emergency.”
New MotoGP deal
Franco Morbidelli, Petronas Yamaha SRT race begin
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The Spanish circuit additionally introduced a brand new contract to host MotoGP on the venue, however alternating with different tracks within the Iberian peninsula.
The brand new deal covers till the 2026 season, with the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya internet hosting at the very least two MotoGP occasions between 2023 and 2026.
“This contract renewal with the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya for 5 extra seasons is, indubitably, unbelievable information for MotoGP,” stated Dorna boss Carmelo Ezpeleta.
“The spectacular Catalan monitor has been linked to MotoGP for the reason that first beginnings of Dorna and has been a key fixture on the calendar every season.
“This essential settlement extending the collaboration till 2026 demonstrates, as soon as once more, the dedication proven to our Championship by the promoter.”