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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November 23, 2012 10:09 PM

The "safety reasons" were basically that the authorities thought it likely like Repsol owned goods and equipment may be seized, also that action may be taken against Repsol employees. Dani Pedrosa becoming one on the disappeared? Unlikely.

And before you scoff remember this sort of thing has been a realistic prospect in south american rounds before.

kenlucky kid - Unregistered

November 24, 2012 12:53 AM

Mr. M1M Wow, i am so impressed with your "inside information" on Honda's (Honda Racing Corp.) SAT team contracts and inner workings of HRC !! Impressive indeed !! OF COURSE HRC are slaves to the all mighty Repsol, and without Respol's tens of millions Honda would be unable to finance HRC and they would be doomed!!!

The true fact is that Repsol's cash is merely "a tip" - in Nakamoto's words.

LokitoAlva#3 - Unregistered

November 24, 2012 6:24 AM

hi, i'm from argentina. lets say this time its not a matter between dorna and repsol. the "safety reason" are literally because of the safety of the team. i mean, i guess nobody knows what's happening here, but argentina has been divided between people who support the president (not me) and people who don't agree with the president's politics. so, there are groups of people (almost fanatics) who support her, president cristina fernandez, that may be considered dangerous by repsol.

Mick Dundee - Unregistered

November 24, 2012 7:06 AM

@Add Commwnt
You mean to tell me that Portugals is NOT just a province of Spain? When did that happen? I always thought Portugal was just a suburb or city or something

But then I live in a land where Europe fits into one State so what the hell would I know

Viva Repsol damm those pollies who change the rules

Dare to Live

November 24, 2012 7:38 AM

Its either a Spanish or European Championship. There should be more races in the Southern Hemisphere. With opposing seasons, most of the wet weather conditions can be avoided and the "I" in FIM stand for international. At the moment in MotoGP over 62 % of races are held in Europe and for WSKB its more like 86%. South America and Africa are not represented. Safety? Tosh!

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