MotoGP bets on 888 as Portuguese GP title sponsor

Event at Autodromo Internacional do Algarve to be named Grande Premio 888 de Portugal.

MotoGP bets on 888 as Portuguese GP title sponsor

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  • Portuguese Grand Prix set to take place on 18th April
  • Partnership comes hot on the heels of deal with Tissot for Grand Prix of Doha

Dorna Sports, the commercial rights holder for MotoGP, the global motorcycling series, has announced that gaming and entertainment operator 888 will take on the title sponsorship for the Portuguese Grand Prix.

The race will be named the Grande Premio 888 de Portugal and is slated to take place on 18th April at the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve.

The Grand Prix is part of MotoGP's proposed 21-race calendar for 2021. The series had to adapt its schedule in 2020, when it visited only European countries due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

"It is a thrilling moment for everyone at 888 while we position ourselves as unequivocal supporters for motorcycle sports globally," said Monica Rangel, head of PT markets at 888 Portugal.

"In challenging times, we consider this a true sign of confidence for Portugal and a clear statement on its importance in international sports events. Above all at 888 we want to support and celebrate this moment with all Portuguese fans."

The deal comes shortly after MotoGP announced Swiss luxury watchmaker Tissot as the title partner for the Grand Prix of Doha, which kicks off the 2021 MotoGP season on 28th March.