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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Carmelo loves Lappers - Unregistered

December 10, 2012 10:42 PM

I just hope that the energy drink craze doesn't get nixed by the safetycrats the way tobacco and alcohol did. Remember when our sport and most other motorsports were still sponsored primarily by tobacco companies? Marlboro, Camel, Gauloises and Lucky Strike were the Red Bulls, Rockstar's and Monsters of their day until they were banned. The void that was left has almost killed MotoGP. Coca cola couldn't make it go, Pepsi couldn't make it go. Trying to get top flight sponsors into a sport like this requires one heck of a sales pitch these days. And with a lot of young Europeans out of work these days you absolutely need a product they will embrace.

Anon - Unregistered

December 10, 2012 10:59 PM

No thanks, MotoGP should be very competitive at the front for the next few years, I don't want Red Bull coming in and wiping the floor with everyone and potentially ruining the series.


December 11, 2012 1:50 AM

My view is that they would be better off with BMW, starting from fresh and getting a new factory involved. BMW have initimated going to MGP after having some success in WSB, this is the ideal opportunity.
They would also definitely need engineering experience, which could come from their WSB team.
The problem in using Suzuki, is that it would require a change of philosophy as they are not willing to let control of their bikes go outside the factory.

The scenario would be that RBR go to BMW turbo engines in F1 when the rules change and as a bonus get the MGP team to run.

BMW have a vast amount of experience with turbo's, remember the Brabham team in the 90's.

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