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Dorna thinking of changing Australian GP race date

26 April, 2020
Dorna is thinking of revising MotoGP’s provisional 2011 calendar regarding the Australian GP which is scheduled for October 16th, the same date as this year, after renewed complaints by the Riders Safety Commission, lead by the outspoken Valentino Rossi.Speaking to…

Carmelo Ezpeleta also tips Rossi to return to his winning ways

25 April, 2020
Giacomo Agostini, Loris Capirossi and Tony Cairoli have all offered their opinion on Valentino Rossi’s chances this upcoming season, and now we have Dorna’s CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta who is also betting that the former World Champion will return to his…

Jerez GP gets green light for 2013

20 April, 2020
When MotoGP’s 2013 provisional calendar was released Jerez de la Frontera circuit that was scheduled for May 5th was still subject to contract renewal (they’ve been having financial difficulties and were 45 million euros in debt in 2011), but according…

MotoGP: Back to 1000cc in 2012

18 April, 2020
FIM President Vito Ippolito and Dorna Sports CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta finally confirmed after several months of speculation and discussions that MotoGP will run a 1000cc engine capacity from 2012.MotoGP will go back to 1,000cc four-stroke engines, but with a maximum…

An Austin GP? Talks denied

18 April, 2020
Last season Dorna renewed an only one year extension with the Indianapolis Motors Speedway with rumors saying that Indy would remain on the calendar for another season while the new F1 circuit in Austin, Texas is being built.During every Vrooom…

Dorna boss talks of MotoGP and WSBK under the same umbrella

16 April, 2020
After Bridgepoint’s announcement last week that World Superbikes would be run Dorna’s umbrella, and after’s Paolo Flammini’s press conference at Magny-Cours where he fundamentally said that the two championships will remain separate, thus allaying certain fears but he also said…

Motegi MotoGP round to be postponed

14 April, 2020
News sources from Qatar are reporting that the second round of the MotoGP season that was to be held at Motegi on April 24th, will be postponed following the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan last Friday morning.Just yesterday we…

Rumors of Texas GP getting stronger

11 April, 2020
Last January we reported that Carmelo Ezpeleta, Dorna’s CEO, had mentioned he was in talks with promoters both in India and the Texas’ new F1 circuit to host a round of MotoGP in the very near future.While most of these…

MotoGP to South Korea, Brazil and Chile?

8 April, 2020
While MotoGP is popular across Europe, many consider it to be too Eurocentric as twelve of the eighteen races on the calendar are hosted on the old continent, but this will be changing in the near future as the economic…

Dorna boss says Rossi will have a competitive bike in 2013

7 April, 2020
Dorna’s CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta was at Valencia last Sunday to take in the European Grand Prix Formula 1 race (won by Fernando Alonso) and Italian website Omnicorse.it got a chance to talk to the Spanish manager.Valentino Rossi on the Ducati…

Alstare Suzuki with one bike in WSBK

5 April, 2020
Suzuki has got its problems right now both in MotoGP and the WSBK series, although the Alstare team has moved to try and keep things afloat in the WSBK. The Alstare Suzuki team will drop to one bike with Leon…

MotoGP to continue with four races in Spain

5 April, 2020
Despite the horrible economy in Spain - they’re in a recession with unemployment at almost 25%, and the regions of Valencia, Catalonia (and others) all heavily indebited due to the consequences of liquidity restrictions as a result of the economic…

Dorna and Suzuki talks continue

2 April, 2020
Despite Carmelo Ezpeleta having previously told Suzuki that if they wanted to return to MotoGP racing in 2014, they would have to committ to three years and Suzuki’s MotoGP project leader Satoru Terada having ruled out they would be entering…

Tug of war continues on Phillip Island MotoGP date

1 April, 2020
The saga regarding pushing the Phillip Island calendar date earlier in the season is continuing. While the 2011 date is set in stone, Dorna’s Carmelo Ezpeleta has said that the Australian round will not take place after 2011, unless it…

Valentino Rossi wants Qatar GP night ride changed

28 March, 2020
We already know that Valentino Rossi is not necessarily a fan of riding at night, and again he has made his opinion known about the nighttime Qatar MotoGP. According to Rossi, the humidity on the track makes tyre selection difficult,…

MotoGP to go back to 1000cc?

27 March, 2020
When Valentino Rossi said: “I believe that the 800s are the greatest error of the World Championship in the last 15 years. A lot of the spectacle of riding has been lost because on them the electronics have advanced so…

MotoGP: New Rules for 2009 and 2010

26 March, 2020
In today’s press conference in Jerez, Vito Ippolito President of the FIM and Dorna’s CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta outlined the new rules that will be introduced for the 2009 and 2010 seasons.2009:1) From the Czech Republic GP in Brno and for…

Melandri says yes to the "KAWORNA"

26 March, 2020
Less than a month ago Marco Melandri said he’d “rather sit out the 2009 season that take an uncompetitve ride for the sake of it, so I will continue to train hard and keep my options open for next season.”But…

No replacement for Motegi if Japanese GP is cancelled

24 March, 2020
A couple of weeks ago there were rumors circulating that Istanbul Park could be the replacement for the Japanese Grand Prix if the current situation in Japan remains critical. Dorna’s CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta speaking to Italy’s Gazzetta dello Sport, confirmed…

Singapore to host MotoGP in 2011

20 March, 2020
Now that Singapore has established itself as a premier venue for Formula 1, Singapore will also host a Moto GP race as early as 2011 when Singapore’s first permanent race track will be completed. MotoGP’s CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta whose company…
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