Red Bull Ring receives Best Grand Prix trophy in Kitzbühel

2020-01-24 07:11
The legendary Hahnenkamm hosts the handover after Austria was named the Best Grand Prix of 2019

When Austria returned to the MotoGP™ calendar in 2016, the event was named Best Grand Prix – and three years later the myWorld Motorrad Grand Prix von Österreich reclaimed the honour as the Red Bull Ring was once again voted best of the season by IRTA, ratified by the Grand Prix Commission.

On Friday, the award for Best Grand Prix was officially handed over in Austria, with Dorna CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta personally presenting the trophy to Red Bull CEO Dietrich Mateschitz. The town of Kitzbühel proved the perfect backdrop for the event, just as another incredible Austrian sporting event gets underway: the legendary Hahnenkamm race weekend.

Dietrich Mateschitz, CEO of Red Bull: "For me, MotoGP is the pinnacle of motorsport. The fact that, within a few years, we have succeeded in being awarded twice for the best Grand Prix in this great racing series makes us proud and confirms our hard work behind the race weekends. The enthusiasm of the many fans, both on site at the Red Bull Ring and at home in front of the TV sets live on ServusTV, is just as great a reward. Our early contract extension of the race in Spielberg is our long-term commitment to this fascinating sport and expression of personal appreciation for Carmelo Ezpeleta."

Carmelo Ezpeleta, CEO of Dorna Sports: "I am very happy to see Austria once again voted the Best Grand Prix and to be here in this beautiful country to present the award directly to Dietrich Mateschitz. The Red Bull Ring is a world class facility in an amazing location, with great facilities and staff who make it a pleasure to race there. I think everyone who visits Spielberg is a huge fan of the track and the Red Bull Ring really deserves this award.

"Spectacular races have been a byword for Austria since we returned to race in this part of the world and we are all very much looking forward to coming back again this year!"

Source: Dorna Sports

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