MotoGP: Red Bull Ring voted best round of 2016 season

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MotoGP newcomers the Red Bull Ring, home of the first Austrian Grand Prix in twenty years in 2016, has been voted the best round of the season in it’s inaugural year on the calendar. Awarded for facilities, atmosphere and overall experience, Dorna boss Carmelo Ezpeleta says it comes as no surprise.

“The organisers of the Austrian Grand Prix should be proud of their efforts. The staff at the Red Bull Ring were incredible in making all the teams and fans comfortable. The circuit is well thought out with impressive facilities, and great viewing areas around the entire track.


“The working spaces both in the paddock and media centre are also outstanding. The attendance was astonishing, with Sunday being sold out. It’s really no surprise that the Austrian GP was nominated the best of 2016. It should be the benchmark for all future MotoGP events.”

However, one of the jewels in the crown of the Red Bull empire, company founder Dietrich Mateschitz was keen to stress the privilege of being able to host a round of the championship.

“MotoGP is the most exciting race series in the world at the moment. It offers motorsport in its purest, most fascinating form. It was always a real desire of ours to make Austria the scene of one of its fantastic races again. It made us really proud to do that last year. That we have been chosen as the best GP of the year in the first year is really pleasing and a special honour for us.”

This year’s race at the circuit, located in the town of Spielberg, will take place from the 11-13th August.

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Simon Patterson

By Simon Patterson

MotoGP and road racing reporter, photographer, videographer