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Thu, 24 March 2022

Sepang in Talks to Extend MotoGP Contract Until 2026 as Petronas Becomes Title Sponsor

(24 Mar 2022, 11:53 +07)  The Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia has signed an agreement with Dorna Sports to remain on the FIM MotoGP World Championship calendar until at least 2024, with all parties already in talks to extend the deal until 2026.

Dorna Sports has also expanded its partnership with Petronas, signing a new deal that will see the Malaysian energy giant become title sponsor.

Starting from 2022, the event will be officially named the Petronas Grand Prix of Malaysia, a substantial scale up from its existing role as the Official Fuel Supplier to the Moto2 and Moto3 grid.

Carmelo Ezpeleta, Dorna CEO (left), with Datin Anita Azrina Abdul Aziz, Senior GM of Group Strategic Communications, Petronas. Click to enlarge.
Carmelo Ezpeleta, Dorna CEO (left), with Datin Anita Azrina Abdul Aziz, Senior GM of Group Strategic Communications, Petronas.

Datin Anita Azrina Abdul Aziz, Senior General Manager Group Strategic Communications Petronas, said, "Petronas is extremely honoured to be the title sponsor of the Grand Prix of Malaysia, largely considered a key sporting event in Malaysia and Asia. The title sponsorship offers a unique opportunity for Petronas to connect with the sports massive fanbase and showcase our brand and products. More importantly, through this strategic partnership with Dorna Sports, we hope to help re-energise Malaysias sports tourism for the benefit of Malaysians and visitors as the world collectively rebounds from the pandemic."

On the calendar since 1999, Sepang has staged more than 20 motorcycle Grand Prix and quickly became a fan and rider favourite with its convenient location just outside Kuala Lumpur.

Azhan Shafriman Hanif, CEO of Sepang International Circuit, said, "With record breaking crowds year on year, we look forward to welcoming the fans back to Sepang after a two-year break due to the pandemic. In line with our #WelcomeHome theme, this year is about the revival of international motorsports with more unique offerings to the fans."

The Petronas Grand Prix of Malaysia will this year take place from 21-23 October.

Carmelo Ezpeleta, CEO of Dorna Sports, said, "Were very happy to confirm that the Grand Prix of Malaysia will remain on the calendar until at least 2024. Malaysia is a vital market for MotoGP and it is a pleasure to race at Sepang and witness the incredible passion of the fans who fill the grandstands. After proving able to return to Malaysia for pre-season testing this year, we couldnt be more eager to come back and race. We all look forward to the Grand Prix of Malaysia and seeing our Malaysian fans for many more seasons."

See also: Exclusive Travel Industry Interview with Kurt Ekert, President of Sabre.

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