Renault Sport Technologies and RPM Racing have signed a partnership agreement with Motorland Aragón, the new motorsports complex due to open in Alcañiz (Spain) in the second half of 2009. The World Series by Renault will feature this brand new circuit on its 2009 and 2010 race calendars. The agreement was signed by Arturo Aliaga Lopez, Minister for Industry, Commerce and Tourism in the Aragón government and President of the Parque Tecnológico del Motor (Motor Technology Park), Antonio Gasión, Special Advisor to the Ciudad del Motor (Motor City), Jaime Alguersuari, President of RPM Racing and Rémi Deconinck, Managing Director of Renault Sport Technologies.
Combining sport, technology, leisure and culture, Motorland Aragón is one of three large projects launched in recent months by the government of the province. Entirely devoted to motorsport, this 350-hectare complex will, in particular, feature three international standard tracks (tarmac, dirt and karting), a technology park and a leisure area. Designed by Hermann Tilke in collaboration with Pedro de la Rosa, the 5.345km-long tarmac track is set to be the showpiece of the project.
In a move aimed at promoting this innovative and unique complex the only one of its kind in Europe the promoters of Motorland Aragón have decided to associate their image with that of the World Series by Renault for the 2008 and 2009 seasons. The partnership equally involves the organization of two World Series by Renault meetings in 2009 and 2010. Lastly, Renault Sport Technologies will also be able to use the complex for thirty days per year for testing purposes and promotional events.
"The World Series by Renault and Motorland Aragón share the same determination to make motorsport more accessible and fun for all. It therefore makes complete sense for us to welcome this innovative complex among our sponsors", explained José-Louis Lopez, Renault Sport Technologies' Commercial and Motorsport Director. "We also hope that the World Series by Renault will continue to be hosted by the Catalunya track. In 2009, for example, we expect the season to open in Barcelona and finish in Alcañiz."
"We are also excited about the idea of using Motorland Aragón for vehicle development. With eight different tracks and a warm climate, this would make an ideal base for vehicle testing or for the winter collective test sessions."