Being selected to hold MotoGP Grand Prix is recognition for Finnish motorsports
The Finnish Minister for Sport Sampo Terho is delighted that a MotoGP Motorcycle Road Racing Grand Prix will be held in Finland. The timing was confirmed by Dorna Sports, the promoter of the MotoGP series, on 2 August 2017. MotoGP Grand Prix of Finland will take place at KymiRing motorsports complex in 2019. The Grand Prix will be organised in Finland over five consecutive years.
According to Minister Terho, being selected for organising a MotoGP race shows that Finland is highly recognised for its expertise in holding elite competitions and other large-scale international events.
“Finland has an excellent track record in motorsports, where much valuable work has been carried out sustainably over a long period of time,” Minister Terho comments.
Approximately 100,000 spectators from all around the world are expected to attend the Grand Prix in Finland. During the 2016 season, as many as 369 million spectators in 207 different countries watched the different MotoGP Grand Prix events on TV.
- Toni Ahva, Special Adviser to Minister for European Affairs, Culture and Sport, tel. +358 295 3 30340
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The MotoGP World Championship is divided into three classes: MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3. Motorcycle Road Racing World Championships have been held since 1949. When the Federation of International Motorcycling (FIM) handed over the commercial and televising rights of the World Championship series to Dorna Sports in 1992, the series was renamed MotoGP.
The MotoGP 2017 season consists of races at 18 circuits in 14 different countries in Europe, Asia, South and North America and Australia. The Grand Prix of Finland will be organised in Iitti at KymiRing motorsport complex, which is currently under construction.