MotoGP » 'Never say never' for Red Bull MotoGP team

“As for MotoGP, never say never; maybe we just haven't found the right team yet” - Dietrich Mateschitz, Red Bull.

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December 10, 2012 3:41 PM

re: "Red Bull Racing's reigning multi title-winning F1 outfit, launched in 2005 after the purchase of Jaguar Racing, is the most high profile example of what has proven to be an ultra-successful strategy.
Mateschitz has also invested in a second F1 team (Scuderia Toro Rosso), a NASCAR team and four football clubs - not to mention an air race series, freestyle motocross championship and extreme projects such as Felix Baumgartner's freefall from the edge of space."

read it and weep fan-sumers, all this from a guy who who was already IN motorcycling, but hop'd right over our so called "big shows" to do all this.


December 10, 2012 3:48 PM

re: "they will not want to be associated with fading riders"

wait, so does this rule out being the headliner to team yamaha next year if rossi were to give up his monster sponsorshp and j-lo were to give up rockstar...?


December 10, 2012 4:46 PM

Shamarone, is this just your wishful thinking? god forbid them sponsoring a Motogp team over your precious WSB.
If KTM entered Motogp Redbull would be on the side, IF KTM entered WSB Redbull would be on the side. Don't mention that Roberts entered thing either, that was doomed from the start.

The Bad Guy - Unregistered

December 10, 2012 5:38 PM

I'm sure RedBull would like to get behind Factory Yamaha and have a shot at winning right away,the only problem is Rossi & Lorenzo have Monster and rockstar as personal sponsers.
Suzuki would seem the logical choice or even Ducati if phillip Morris decides to walk,I'm sure Red Bull want to win and that would be the deciding factor on who they would throw there money behind or if they even will.


December 10, 2012 5:54 PM

"re: "they will not want to be associated with fading riders" wait, so does this rule out being the headliner to team yamaha next year if rossi were to give up his monster sponsorshp and j-lo were to give up rockstar...? Posted by shamarone"
Nice one, Shammy, but ...
Too silly. Too many unlikely "if"s.
It's more likely the recent fading of numbers on the grid of the MotoGP championship which is the current stumbling block.


December 10, 2012 6:01 PM

It would be nice to see Red Bull running a factory/works bike as oppose to a CRT or Satellite bike, however they lost the opportunity after the collapse of Hayate Racing(now rebranded Forward).

For those unfamiliar with Hayate, they were pretty much a semi-factory team formed in the wake of Kawasaki motoGP pullout to continue the ZX-RR project. Now had they came along and saved ZX-RR project I could rightly see RB having a competitive works team.

ellis - Unregistered

December 10, 2012 6:41 PM

Motorsport would be a poorer place without redbull, I love motorsport and especially bikes. But this guy is far from daft and isn't going 2 rent a bike that may get podiums at best. When he can purchase the same engine as the top teams and build his own chassis, then imo he will do it then. But until then title sponsor for ktm in wsb.

CRT - Unregistered

December 10, 2012 8:08 PM

@ ellis,


HRC is taken through Repsol. Yamaha (as previously pointed out) has both riders sponsored by rival energy drink companies.

Ducati? No chance, not worth it to RB.

CRT machines? Why? Air time is limited and the only time the are seen with the leaders is when they are getting lapped.

This is the state of affairs Moto GP finds itself in. The technical restrictions are killing the sport which in turn is turning away viable sponsorship dollars.

schuey19 - Unregistered

December 10, 2012 9:30 PM

hmmmm. A few people are saying Ducati are no chance if PM walk. Red Bull have had a long association with VW, dominating the last few Dakars. Now they are title sponsors on the Polo R WRC effort. They also have a very long standing (10yrs now) with Audi in the DTM, winning titles with Mattias Ekstrom. Who now owns Ducati... VW/Audi. Could definitly happen.


December 10, 2012 10:04 PM


I don't think technical regulations are that much an issue when it come to sponsors, but overall the cost of run a racing program. Just look at F1, a series where budgets have run amok...the end result is that you have a condition where prominent sponsors are put in a position pulling out just because they cannot keep up the cost.

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