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MotoGP heads to Finland in 2019 - Photo: Supplied

MotoGP heads to Finland in 2019 – Photo: Supplied

MotoGP have confirmed that they will add the Finnish GP to their calendar from 2019.

The five year deal will see top level motorcycle compete at the currently under construction KymiRing motorsports complex in Iitti in southern Finland. It’ll be the only track of its kind in Northern Europe.

The announcement was made at Helsinki Music House with Dorna Sports CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta, Minister for European Affairs, Culture and Sport Sampo Terho and Chairman of the KymiRing Kari O. Sohlberg in attendance.

Finnish GP announcement at Helsinki Music House - Photo: Supplied

Finnish GP announcement at Helsinki Music House – Photo: Supplied

“This is a fantastic announcement for Finland, a country passionate about motorsport and with an illustrious racing history.” said Sampo Terho.

“MotoGP will have a fantastic impact, both economically and in terms of exposure for the entire country and region. It also ensures our continuing role in the history of motorsport, and we are eager to write more chapters of that history together in the Finnish GP.”

“It’s a big pleasure to announce the agreement we have with KymiRing and the works are now underway. We will propose to the FIM to have Finland on the MotoGP calendar for 2019.” Carmelo Ezpeleta continued

This is a great day as it’s so many years since the Imatra GP here in Finland and we are very proud to announce this new venue. Finland has been a traditional place for motorsport. It has had number of fantastic riders in MotoGP in the past.”

“I remember Jarno Saarinen and recently Mika Kallio, and many other people have raced. Finnish people understand motorsport very well and I think KymiRing will be hosting incredible events in the future. The layout of the circuit is very nice, it’s fast and it’s safe, and we’re very happy to announce this today.”


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