Mugello will continue to host MotoGP's Italian Grand Prix for at least another five years after signing a new deal with series organizer Dorna.
The Ferrari-owned track has been the home of the race since 1991, having first been a world championship motorcycle racing venue in 1976. Dorna boss Carmelo Ezpeleta paid tribute to the circuit, and particularly the major upgrades it had introduced for this year.
"This is an amazing facility which will have a place on the MotoGP World Championship schedule until at least 2016," said Ezpeleta. "The organisation of this race is very professional and the improvements we've found this year have done nothing but raise the circuit's already extremely high standards.
"The new grandstand on the start/finish straight, the relaying of the asphalt which all riders from each of the three categories have praised, and the environment at Mugello make it a very special race which, fortunately, continues to be a mainstay in MotoGP."