Mexico hoping to host MotoGP in 2018


Mexico is the latest country hoping to secure a MotoGP race in the not too distant future. 

After it was confirmed that Finland was set to join the MotoGP calendar in 2018, and with it known that Dorna have been discussing with officials from Kazakhstan and Thailand regarding joining the calendar, it has also transpired that Mexico is on the MotoGP radar. 

The circuit that is currently applying for the rights to host a Mexican MotoGP is the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez. The Hermanos Rodriguez is the same circuit that currently hosts the Mexican Formula One race after mass renovations in recent years. 

Horacio de la Vega, the Director of the Institute of Sport for the local area is currently talking to Dorna regarding the prospect of hosting a round, and whilst acknowledging that the circuit will require further safety changes in order to host a MotoGP, such as larger run off areas, he is encouraged by the prospect of hosting a motorcycle Grand Prix.

“We have MotoGP on our radar,” de la Vega told Mexican media outlet Pulso. “We know that we would have to make some modifications to the circuit,” he said.

Whilst a long shot with not much run off areas at all, if successful, Mexico could be the third leg in an American trip of the World Championship along with Austin in the United States and Termas de Rio Hondo in Argentina. 

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