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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CRT - Unregistered

December 11, 2012 2:10 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.
Posted by andrew2k

My point is that there are no available slots for competitve, established teams for RB to be a title sponsor. If BMW wanted to join the fray of Moto GP the cost would be astronomical. Making HP is the easy part. Making HP out of an engine that has to last longer then 3 races is stupid expensive. It seems to me it would be cheaper to rebuild an engine than the cost of exotic materials to make the engines last that long. This with the 20 liters of fuel makes the use of super nerds a necessity. Don't get me started on tires. So who can RB really sponsor?

The restrictions are killing the sport.


December 11, 2012 3:37 PM

"Maybe we just haven't found the right team yet."

Tells you all you need to know. When you own a team you don't automatically become an expert on the sport. Look at the number of football teams who've gone backwards after being bought by people who know nothing about the game.

Just because they own a team it doesn't mean that Red Bull are any different to any other team's major sponsor.


December 11, 2012 5:26 PM


Good question, but the answer isn't who they should sponsor, but who they can partner with. In this case I could envision RB partnering with a chassis builder like Moriwaki for a prototype-level racer

CRT - Unregistered

December 11, 2012 6:16 PM

@ Andrew

For what purpose? RB doesn't seem the company to me to spend a boat load of money to run around the back of the pack.

The only way that would work is if DORNA forces the factories out, and all machines are CRT. And if/when that happens we are right back where we started from. Over funded teams with big sponsors vs. small budget teams at the back of the pack.

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