MotorLand Aragón to replace Valencia on WSB calendar in 2011

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The new MotorLand Arag√≥n circuit will host the Spanish round of the World Superbike Championship for the next three years starting from 2011.  

WSB boss Paolo Flammini and Spanish rider Carlos Checa met with circuit owners and members of the government and signed the three year deal this morning.

The new 3.32 mile circuit located close to Zaragoza in northern Spain will host MotoGP this year and is one of only a handful of tracks where both WSB and MotoGP run at the same venue.  

Paolo Flammini said: "Motorland is a very new circuit and it's already at the top. To have MotoGP and Superbike in its first years of activity demonstrates that it is a top-level circuit.

"The Superbike World Championship requires requisites of maximum safety and top-class facilities to be in a position to guarantee the presence of high numbers of spectators and Motorland is able to offer all this."

The new deal brings an end of an ear of WSB races at the Valencia circuit. Valencia has been on the WSB calendar since 2000 when Troy Corser and Noriyuki Haga won the races.

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Michael Guy

By Michael Guy

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