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Japan's Twin Ring Motegi Circuit To Host MotoGP Until '23

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 22 / 17

MotoGP announced that the Twin Ring Motegi circuit "will continue to host the Japanese Grand Prix" until at least '23, according to Jamie Klein of MOTORSPORT. Motegi joined the grand prix motorcycle calendar in '99, "replacing Suzuka as the series' sole Japanese venue," before the latter track rejoi...

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