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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…

MotoGP and World Superbikes to be run under Dorna

24 April, 2020
When Bridgepoint private equity group, who already owned the MotoGP series decided to buy Infront Sports and Media - who also owned the World Superbike championship run by the Flammini brothers last year, you didn’t need a crystal ball to…

3 Year Deal for Bridgestone

24 April, 2020
Bridgestone has now officially become the MotoGP tire supplier with a contract for the next three years (2009-2011) after signing a deal with commercial rights holders Dorna Sports.Bridgestone was the only company to submit a proposal when Michelin failed to…

MotoGP: FB Corse gets Waiver, McCoy to Test

19 April, 2020
According to the FIM MotoGP rulebook, even riders for new teams are not allowed to test outside the official testing calendar decided by IRTA, and this was a big hurdle for FB Corse, who has yet to turn a wheel…

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…

MotoGP: FB Corse Testing in Valencia

17 April, 2020
On Monday, Garry McCoy and the FB Corse team began their three day private test at the Ricardo Tormo circuit in Valencia. This important test is the first official outing of the FB01 machine on a race tack and by…

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…

47 Teams and 91 Entries for Moto2

13 April, 2020
When FIM, Dorna and IRTA announced that they were changing the 250cc class to 600cc Moto 2, most fans turned up their noses and declared that it was the end of an excellent championship and that it would be an…

Dorna issues statement regarding Schwantz vs COTA

12 April, 2020
The reason Kevin Schwantz filed his lawsuit against the Circuit of the Americas (COTA) is that he is claiming that his 3four Texas MGP company holds the 10-year contract to promote MotoGP at the Austin circuit and not COTA, and…

Dorna offers TV coverage of the MotoGP tests at Valencia

12 April, 2020
With more than half of the MotoGP grid changing teams onTuesday at Valencia, Dorna knowing how important it is for fans and playing up the importance of these tests, has decided to allow TV networks to show part of the…

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…

Abu Dhabi to Host MotoGP?

8 April, 2020
MotoGP is hot item for track organizers and after Qatar whose night race now traditionally opens the championship season, Abu Dhabi, capital of the UAE and largest of the seven Emirates Gulf Coast countries is also vying to host a…

MotoGP Malaysia: racetrack information

7 April, 2020
All MotoGP fans will get the opportunity to meet all the MotoGP riders on Saturday in Malaysia, in a special meet-the-riders and autograph session organised by the Sepang International Circuit and Dorna.“Yes, you will be meeting all the MotoGP riders…

MotoGP 2009: Bridgestone tyre supplier

7 April, 2020
Bridgestone has been officially appointed as the tyre supplier for all MotoGP riders for a three-year period starting from 2009. Bridgestone was the only manufacturer who submitted a proposel to FIM and Dorna. In a press release from Bridgestone Motorsport,…

Yamaha's Lin Jarvis would like to host two races at Sepang

6 April, 2020
The Sepang International Circuit has hosted MotoGP since 1999 and this season Dorna awarded the Malaysian GP the MotoGP event of the Year after the track recorded a total attendance of 125,816 spectators for the three-day weekend with 14,702 spectators…

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…

MotoGP Interested in Imola Circuit?

28 March, 2020
Italian daily Il Resto del Carlino has reported that FIM’s Race Director Paul Butler has visited the Imola race circuit because it seems that Dorna is interested in bringing another MotoGP race to Italy.Butler seemed to approve the track and…

Honda to Supply Engines to Moto2

27 March, 2020
The initial engine supplier for the Moto2 class, the 600cc prototype World Championship series which will run for the first time in 2010, has been confirmed as Japanese manufacturer Honda. After receiving offers from various potential suppliers, the Permanent Bureau…
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