Motorland Aragon to host WSBK

Spanish circuit to hold rounds in 2011-2013 seasons

By Motorcycle.Com Staff, May. 19, 2010
Spain’s Motorland Aragon circuit has signed a three-year agreement to host the World Superbike Championship.

Aragon will host the WSBK Championship in the 2011, 2012 and 2013 seasons. The newly built circuit, located near Alcaniz, Spain, is also the official reserve circuit for the MotoGP Championship, and has already been pressed into service to host a MotoGP round Sept. 19, as a replacement for Hungary’s Balatonring circuit.

“Motorland is a very new circuit and it’s already at the top,” says Paolo Flammini, chief executive officer of WSBK promoter Infront Motor Sports. “To have MotoGP and Superbike in its first years of activity demonstrates that it is a top-level circuit. The Superbike World Championship requires requisites of maximum safety and top-class facilities to be in a position to guarantee the presence of high numbers of spectators and Motorland is able to offer all this.”

Motorland Aragon has signed on to host WSBK rounds from 2011 to 2013.

Spanish WSBK racer Carlos Checa of the satellite Althea Ducati team was on hand for the official signing of the three-year deal.

“Superbike races offer a well-balanced sporting spectacle and for this reason they are spectacular, also for everyone watching on TV,” says Checa. “Motorland is a circuit that respects all the standards to host a world-class race. I am happy to be able to race Superbike here next year and I hope to win!”

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