MotoGP » Argentina loses place on 2013 MotoGP calendar


Spanish government changes Repsol travel advice two days too late to save new 2013 MotoGP event in Argentina.

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Cubikrube

November 23, 2012 4:09 PM

Argentinian government renationalising the Repsol company offshoot. Spanish government says it's unsafe...to be honest this is all politics and nought to do with MotoGp.
I would bet money on them changing their advice 2 days after the deadline on purpose.
Spain is in the poo, losing revenue from Repsol due to their loss of a significant revenue stream themselves.
We all know oil is big business.
How much does this hurt Argentina? Not much but a slap in the face nonetheless.
However, the reputation of the Argentinian government will be taking a hit outside of South America. You don't start renationalising stuff if you want foreign investment thats for sure

Cubikrube

November 23, 2012 5:26 PM

Argentina do have issues with the British.

Our is small fry to be honest....all over the Falklands...small fry in comparison to what the conquistadors did to the whole of Central and South America. Spain were ruthless just like every other European country (including UK) who went in search of new lands to "discover".

Spain are the colonial's over there..apart from Brazil of course who got the Portuguese who were no better.

Europe has a lot to answer for in terms of how f'd up this world is

RJM - Unregistered

November 23, 2012 6:34 PM

My understanding of the situation re Repsol and YPF was that following the nationalisation by the Kirchner government, the Spanish Repsol staff in Argentina were deported.

On that basis there's little doubt the spanish government's advice to Repsol staff is valid.

Ron - Unregistered

November 23, 2012 6:47 PM

@Vilas

So better get rid of 1 of the Italian GP's and 2 of the USA GP's while your at it.

Who cares were the GP is, as long as the track is great.

RSMick

November 23, 2012 6:57 PM

Well said Ron, as long as there are races who cares. Funny how British never moaned about 3 WSB races.

Tucker, the Baltonring never got finished, I think the track was dug and hardcored then collapsed with 3.5b forint (euro1.25m) debts

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