MotoGP: Finland to return to the calendar in 2018

Published: 17 July 2016

Finland will return to the MotoGP calendar for the first time since 1982 in 2018, as MotoGP confirm a new deal that will take the series back to Scandinavia.

The KymiRing track, designed by Buckinghamshire-based firm Apex Circuit Design, is currently under construction to FIM Grade A standard, meaning it is to a standard capable of hosting both World Superbikes and MotoGP.

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The track, which is located about two hours drive north east of capital Helsinki, is a 4.8km track with fifteen corners, elevation changes and a fast and technical layout.

Finland has a rich history in motorcycle racing, hosting a Grand Prix race from 1962 to 1982 at Imatra and Tampere, as well as hosting the TT Formula One series at Kouvola.

The race looks set to become the 20th addition to the calendar, with Thailand expected to be announced soon as the 19th for 2017.

 

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