MotoGP Back In Brazil In 2014

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BRASILIA, Brazil – MotoGP World Championship will return to Brazil in 2014 at the Autodromo Internacional Nelson Piquet de Brasilia, subject to FIM Homologation.

On Monday, the Brasilia circuit was visited by MotoGP officials and local authorities before the plans for a new Grand Prix were revealed to the gathered press.

Alongside local officials including Agnelo dos Santos Queiroz Filho, Governor of the Federal District, Dorna Sports CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta announced that the World Championship could return to the country during the second half of the 2014 season.

MotoGP’s last visit to Brazil was in 2004, when the premier class race – titled the Rio Grand Prix – was won by Makoto Tamada. Brazil is set to become the second new South American race on next year’s schedule, alongside Argentina.

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