Circuit of Wales set to host British Moto GP

A five-year deal has been signed for the Circuit of Wales to host the British Moto GP. The multi-million racetrack, which is yet to be built, will provide facilities for a host of racing events.

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Circuit of Wales set to be home of British Moto GP

A five-year deal has been signed for the Circuit of Wales to host British Moto GP Credit: ITV Wales/Carole Green

The Circuit of Wales is set to become the home of British Moto Grand Prix from 2015.

Dorna, the group that owners the rights for Moto GP, has signed a five-year deal with the Heads of the Valleys Development Company from 2015.

The £280million racetrack will host a variety of motocross and off-road racing events Credit: Heads of the Valleys Development Group

Work is yet to start on the £280m racetrack near Ebbw Vale, but once it is complete the 3.5mile track will be able to host international motor events as a motocross and karting track and also offer off-road driving facilities.

It's estimated that 750,000 people will visit the facility each year, helping to generate around £50m a year for the Welsh economy.

Developers say an anticipated 3,000 new jobs will be created during the construction phase, with approximately 6,000 new jobs on completion.

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