Motegi gets new five-year MotoGP deal
20 August 2017 – Motegi will remain as the host of the Japanese Grand Prix until at least 2023 after signing a new five-year deal with MotoGP officials.
Motegi has been a permanent fixture on the calendar for almost two decades, under the Pacific Grand Prix banner (2000-2003) and Japanese Grand Prix moniker (1999, 2004-present).
The previous contract, signed in 2012, was set to expire in 2018, but the renewal, announced to mark the 20th anniversary of the circuit's opening, means Motegi will stay on the roster until at least 2023.
"We are delighted to announce this contract renewal with a place that is celebrating its 20th anniversary," said Dorna CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta.
"Motegi is the home track of Honda and the Japanese Grand Prix is the home Grand Prix for major manufacturers such as Yamaha and Suzuki, who are main players in MotoGP class.
"We will continue the event and make further efforts, together with [Japanese Grand Prix organisers] Mobilityland, to enhance the value of the MotoGP series."