Spa-Francorchamps MotoGP – The news is interesting for Motorsport “old school” fans. Spa-Francorchamps track might return to the MotoGP calendar. To be honest, the MotoGP never raced at Spa.
However, in 1921, on what today is the oldest Belgian racetrack, the first important competitions of motorcycle racing raced in Belgium. So, the MotoGP World Championship did not exist, and the Spa was valid for the European Championship. Excluding the 1980 Edition, the Grand Prix of Belgium at Spa-Francorchamps have been for 41 years a fixture on the World prototypes. Three Yamaha dominated the last race valid for the World Championship. In 1990, Wayne Rainey closed it in first place ahead of Jean-Philippe Ruggia and Eddie Lawson. Now, the Spa-Francorchamps MotoGP race can become reality.
Spa-Francorchamps MotoGP: A race in a mythic track
The mythic track, which already hosts the Formula 1 GP, could once again be the scene of its two-wheeled challenges. “I’d like to arrange some big events. I would to have a Spa-Francorchamps MotoGP race.” said Nathalie Mallet, the new Director of the circuit. “Recently, I was in Madrid. I discussed with the leadership of Dorna about the possibility of including Spa in the calendar of the MotoGP World Championship. This year, we will investigate in greater depth with Dorna. So, then we will study how to host, in the future, both the F1 and MotoGP races. It would be a tremendous economic opportunity for our region.”
We will have to wait until 2020
However, the project is long-term and we will not see riders in Belgium at least as early as 2020. The Belgian circuit is known to be one of the fastest and technical track. Famous is the Eau Rouge-Radillon, a series of changes of direction that the F1 runs at full throttle. A curve simply insane. Perhaps the most famous in the history of Motorsport.