Everything is not done yet, but surely it is a big news and Hungarian’s fans could be happy with that; Dorna signed a preliminary agreement to bring Hungary onto MotoGP calendar from 2022, where we will have 22 races in just one year! A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been signed between Hungarian government and Dorna Sports for five Grands Prix raced in that nations, from 2022 to 2026.
For the moment it is just a preliminary statement but surely it is an interesting one with MotoGP riders who could land to Hungary from 2022 for a new track to discover; Hungary hosted World Championship Grand Prix Racing in the past and their passion for motorsport is high, considering also that they are hosting a F1 Grand Prix. The circuit anyway will be a totally new one, the east of the country.
Laszlo Palkovics, Minister for Technology and Innovation, expressed his thoughts: “I am very happy to announce MotoGP is set to return to Hungary. Will be submitted soon a strategy for the development of Hungarian motorsports that will include numerous objectives and measures and it also needed because the industry has a dominant impact on the success on the Hungarian economy. Key areas are the development of Hungaroring and the domestic sports infrastructure, in which a new circuit and MotoGP event will play a key role”.
Even Carmelo Ezpeleta, CEO of Dorna Sports, is happy: “I am very proud to announce negotations for another addition to the future MotoGP calendar and continue to see our sport grow and develop across the world. A new race and circuit in Hungary is an exciting prospect for us all and brings MotoGP back to a country with great tradition in racing in which we are excited to see MotoGP play a key role going forward”.