A €8 million agreement ensures the longevity of a MotoGP circuit, surpassing the previous contract.

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Is it wise for MotoGP to reconsider rotating certain circuits?

Aragon is set to be a fixture on the MotoGP calendar for a minimum of three consecutive years following the signing of a new agreement.

An €8 million deal has been secured to ensure MotoGP races at Aragon in 2024, 2025, and 2026.

Previously, the circuit was slated to host a race three times within a span of five years as part of a rotation among Spanish venues.

Beginning on April 1, work commenced on resurfacing the track at Motorland, a pivotal aspect of the new agreement.

The FIM mandated the replacement of kerbs at Turns 7, 10, 15, and 17.

Scheduled for completion by June, the additional work will incur costs of €6.2 million for the local authorities.

However, research conducted by the Aragon Institute of Development indicates that hosting a MotoGP round brings an economic impact worth €47 million to the local area.

The 2024 Aragon round is scheduled for August 30 to September 1.

Aragon, situated in the autonomous region of north-east Spain, lies between the city of Valencia and the neighboring country of Andorra.

Marc Marquez holds the record for the most MotoGP grand prix victories at Aragon, with six wins to his name. He emerged victorious in 2013, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019.

The circuit did not host a race last year. In 2022, the victory went to Gresini’s Enea Bastianini during his breakthrough campaign.

The previous year, it was Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia who claimed the top spot on the podium.

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