Donington gets 2015 British MotoGP round
2 September 2014 – Donington Park will stage MotoGP's British Grand Prix next season after the Leicestershire venue came to an agreement with future host the Circuit of Wales to take on the race for one campaign.
It was announced last month that the Ebbw Vale track had captured the British GP slot from Silverstone, but organisers stated that a substitute circuit would be needed for 2015 while construction work is carried out.
Donington Park last hosted MotoGP in 2009, before a failed Formula 1 bid led to a major circuit revamp.
"The Circuit of Wales has worked very quickly to secure the best deal for the British race fans and we believe Donington Park will deliver a fantastic race in 2015," said Carmelo Ezpeleta, CEO of MotoGP promoter Dorna.
"Donington has a long history and has been the scene of some of the most exciting MotoGP races in recent years. We are sure that the extensive works undertaken since it reopened will guarantee a successful event."
"After announcing the long-term MotoGP agreement between Dorna and the Circuit of Wales three weeks ago our priority has been to agree the venue for 2015," added Chris Herring, a director of the Heads of the Valleys Development Company. "It is in the interests of everyone, especially the fans, to make a decision as soon as possible and in Donington Park we have a venue that shares our vision for growing MotoGP in the UK."
The initial Circuit of Wales deal runs from 2016 through 2019, with an option for a further five years.