MotoGP, often referred to as the Formula One of motorcycle racing, may return to California’s Monterey Peninsula for the first time since the 500cc Grand Prix World Championship raced at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in 1994.
The Sports Car Racing Association of the Monterey Peninsula (SCRAMP) and Dorna Sports, the Spanish-based company that holds the commercial and TV rights to the FIM MotoGP World Championships, announced they have reached an agreement in principal to bring MotoGP to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for a five-year stint.
Dorna will include the U.S. Grand Prix in the 2005 MotoGP pre-calendar to be presented to the Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) for its approval.
The 2005 event, tentatively scheduled for July 8-10, is to be named the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix.
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