Estoril Circuit renews agreement with Dorna
On a weekend where Estoril welcomed the bwin.com Grande Premio de Portugal, the penultimate race of the 2007 World Championship, the Circuit Administration took the opportunity to proudly announce the renovation of their contract
with Dorna Sports.
The agreement with the Grand Prix rights holders extends their existing deal to hold MotoGP races by another two years, and is the second renewal for the Estoril Circuit. Present at the event were Tourism Secretary Dr. Bernardo Trinidade, President of the Circuit Administration Council Domingos Piedade, CEO of Dorna Sports Carmelo Ezpeleta, ITP President Dr. Luis Patrão and ITP Vice President Dr. Frederico Costa. Appropriately enough, the handshake for the deal between Messrs. Trinidade, Piedade and Ezpeleta took place on the starting grid of the Portuguese track.
"This contract renovation represents Dorna's recognition of the magnificent work carried out by the fantastic team here at the Estoril Circuit for MotoGP, including the excellent job undertaken by the government and Dorna itself," stated Mr Piedade.
"It is a great reward for everybody who has tried their utmost to bring this race up to the highest standard in the World Championship."
"Most importantly, it means that this magnificent race, which this year has welcomed 70,000 spectators, has sealed its place as an key event on the MotoGP calendar," he concluded.
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