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Malaysian Grand Prix Stays On MotoGP Calendar


Dorna Sports, the commercial rights holder for MotoGP, has confirmed that the Malaysian Grand Prix will remain on the calendar until at least 2024, with all parties in discussions to extend the agreement to 2026.

Dorna Sports also announced Petronas as the title sponsor of the event, which will be hosted at the Sepang International Circuit, with the oil and gas company obtaining naming rights to the race and additionally, scaling up their partnership to cover Moto2 and Moto3.

Commenting on both deals, Dorna Sports CEO, Carmelo Ezpeleta, said:We’re very happy to confirm that the Grand Prix of Malaysia will remain on the calendar until at least 2024.

“Malaysia is a vital market for MotoGP and it is a pleasure to race at Sepang and witness the incredible passion of the fans who fill the grandstands.

“After proving able to return to Malaysia for pre-season testing this year, we couldn’t be more eager to come back and race.

“We all look forward to the Grand Prix of Malaysia and seeing our Malaysian fans for many more seasons.”

“We’re also very proud to enter into this partnership with Petronas, a brand that is synonymous with excellence and success, and a fantastic ambassador for Malaysia on the world stage.

“There can be no better headline act as a title sponsor for the Grand Prix of Malaysia than one of the most emblematic names in motorsports.

“We look forward to seeing this iconic brand take top billing at the event,” he said.

Petronas senior general manager of strategic communications, Datin Anita Azrina Abdul Aziz, added:Petronas is extremely honoured to be the title sponsor of the Grand Prix of Malaysia, largely considered a key sporting event in Malaysia and Asia.”

“The title sponsorship offers a unique opportunity for Petronas to connect with the sport’s massive fanbase and showcase our brand and products.

“More importantly, through this strategic partnership with Dorna Sports, we hope to help re-energise Malaysia’s sports tourism for the benefit of Malaysians and visitors as the world collectively rebounds from the pandemic,” he said.

The Sepang International Circuit has been on the MotoGP calendar since 1999, with the next edition scheduled on 23 October.

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