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Brazil to rejoin MotoGP calendar from 2022

11 Oct 2019, 04:13 GMT+10

Paris - MotoGP will return to Brazil in 2022 at the planned Rio Motorpark, the company that owns the broadcasting rights, Dorna Sports, announced on Thursday in a statement.

Dorna said it has signed a five-year deal with the Rio Motorpark which says it will complete a 4.5km track in Deodoro, in the west of the city, next year.

Rio de Janeiro hosted a motorcycle grand prix on the Jacarepagua track from 1995 to 2004. The circuit was demolished in 2012 to make way for facilities for the 2016 Olympics

"We have waited a long time for this because in Brazil we lack a circuit that will help grow and promote motorcycling in our country," Brazilian former MotoGP rider, Alex Barros, told Dorna.

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