Brno says goodbye to MotoGP: no World Championship races in the future

The decision was taken by the management of the Czech circuit: "It is economically impossible to organize such events without public support"


Last December the local promoter announced that the Brno Grand Prix would take place in 2021, but its absence will not be just for this season. In fact, in a press release, the management of the circuit declared that it had decided "not to organize world championship races in the future".

These words seem to put an end, at least for the immediate future, to the Czech Republic GP. Brno is one of the historic rounds of the world championship; it entered the calendar in 1965, at the beginning it was raced on a street circuit then, in the 1980s, the current track was built.

The reasons for this cancellation are economic, as explained by the director of the Automotodrom Brno, Ivana Ulmanová: "We have many years of experience in organizing world competitions and we know very well the economy of such a company. No sporting or cultural event of global importance is economically possible to organize without adequate public support ”.

Support that is obviously not there at the moment. Furthermore, to continue hosting the MotoGP, the circuit would have to be completely resurfaced, which means an investment of several million euros.

For the time being, the Automotodrom will concentrate on organizing national and European events.


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