MotoGP miscalculates Jerez attendance by 100k

181k fans attended this year's Spanish GP, well short of record 278k from last year's French GP.
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MotoGP has retracted its claims of the Spanish Grand Prix being the best-attended MotoGP event in history after a miscalculation was discovered in the attendance numbers.

Confirmed:

  • The current MotoGP record is the 278,805 attendees who watched last year’s event at Le Mans
  • Following the recalculation, last weekend’s race in Jerez saw an attendance of 181,289

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It is unknown how MotoGP settled on a number over 100,000 people higher than the actual attendance, but this is an unwanted error for a series generating plenty of positive of momentum at the moment. Still, the revised figure makes it the best-attended race at Jerez for nearly a decade, highlighting that MotoGP is heading in the right direction. The series publicly apologised for the error and will hope to move swiftly on from this misstep.

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Coming next:

MotoGP heads to the site of its current attendance record next, with the Bugatti Circuit in Le Mans hosting the French Grand Prix from 9th to 12th May.

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