MotoGP » Jerez safe for five years, Brno now in doubt?


A new agreement not only secures the Spanish Grand Prix, but will see the Andalusian region get significant advertising at other MotoGP events.

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Liam - Unregistered

March 23, 2011 12:01 PM

Not a fan of Brno, not seen a good race there for years maybe 2005 definitely not since 2004 when Rossi and Gibernau where battling and Gibernau powered past Rossi and left a great big black line. Would love to see them race at Magny-Cours instead of Brno or go back to Istanbul.

Oli - Unregistered

March 23, 2011 12:25 PM

Jerez and Brno are both institutions, part of the history and the core of GP racing. Like Mugello, Assen (sadly now ruined) or Donington (sadly no more).

Maybe the recent races haven't been great, but who could forget Criville pipping Mighty Mick by 0.002 seconds, or Biaggi's monster wheelie, or Jamie Whitham setting the bales on fire.

Besides, MotoGP has rarely produced a decent race since they went to 800s. There were plent of classics in the 990 era (Herez 2005, Estoril 2006 etc) so lets hope for more in 2012.

It would be truly sad if Brno is not a part of it. What GP history does Magny Cours have? None.

Liam - Unregistered

March 23, 2011 12:30 PM

It was a suggestion for Magny-Cours because look how great World Superbike racing is there. I'd rather have a track that'll have good racing than one that won't.

Vipera

March 23, 2011 12:35 PM

Central Europe must have a round. There are a lot of visitors in the recent years in Brno. And, it is a real circuit, not a Tilke-made boring one.

Jerez is one of the best track in the world, among Phillip Island, Mugello and Brands Hatch.
Four Spanish rounds are too much, they should drop one for Argentina, or Austria, but not this Andalucian masterpiece.

fatty - Unregistered

March 23, 2011 12:52 PM

If you get the chance to go to see a GP then i cannot recommend Jerez highly enough, fantastic atmosphere on and off track, great views and normally great weather. Oh and the races are normally pretty good ones too!

PornStarRacer - Unregistered

March 23, 2011 1:08 PM

Dorna .... what is going on ? Is Spain paying you more than Brno? the only reason why Brno runs at such a loss is the amount Dorna charges from races to be held at venues. Brno is forced to up the entry to the public every year, cos of Dorna. 1st the entry for the last 3 years on the grid of motogp has gotten smaller and smaller and now , we loose a venue that the RIDERS love ! Maybe Spain has some deal with Dorna?

SuperSykes - Unregistered

March 23, 2011 1:43 PM

Why are people surprised that Dorna favour Spain? Ezpeleta = Spanish, 80-90% of 125 riders = Spanish, big hitters in the paddock like Alberto Puig and Puppet Pedrosa etc etc etc....it's a Dictatorship.

As an Englishman, I want to see our round at Brands Hatch as its much better than Silverstone. I've been to Silverstone club racing etc and they don't give a cr@p about bikes, it's all cars cars cars. If not Brands, we should go back to Donny now they're all sorted.

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