It seems like MotoGP will soon return to Finland, as KymiRing is expected to be ready for 2020. The Finnish venue was expected to host a GP already in 2018, but some delays in the building process had postponed such awaited event. However, Finland will finally host MotoGP again, 39 years after the last event held at Imatra.
A press conference took place recently in Helsinki and then it was confirmed that MotoGP will return in 2020, following a deal that lasts till 2024. The Finnish Motorcycling Federation and the event promoters confirmed that just 20% of the work is still to be made and Dorna will do their first test on the circuit in next autumn.
“The GP held at KymiRing will be very important, as it will be the only GP event in Northern Europe” remarked Tapio Nevala, Finnish Motorcycling Federation Chairman. “Finlandia has a special relationship with motorsport. A study we’re carrying out will allow us to learn all the necessities associated to this kind of events, in order to be ready for similar circumstances” affirmed Tatu Lehmuskallio, AKK-Motorsport CEO. One more goal for the future is to hold at KymiRing also a Formula 1 event.
Translated by Alessandro Palma