MotoGP » Yamaha: MotoGP should move out of Europe

"If we moved to the areas where the economy is struggling less than in Europe we would see better financial circumstances" - Lin Jarvis, Yamaha.

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shyam - Unregistered

March 28, 2013 3:38 PM

i totaly agree with lin,, its high tym....these fellows should show respect to fellow motogp fans....guys here there are lots of asian countries where we want to see our masters once before we die....dont be so possesive,maximum 2 tracks in a country is ideal,,,asia is such a good market just spread once and see

theomen666 - Unregistered

March 28, 2013 4:23 PM

Between Italy Spain & USA 9 Races 50% of the Season.
Spain 4 Races Italy 2 Races USA 3 Races for 2013.
9 out of 18 Races. I thought Spain and Italy were in dire straights. they have no money. How can they afford 4 Races every year. USA has its own motorsport series eg NASCAR and others. They are not interested in F1 but know have a race aqain. Staging F1 race cost alot of money Motogp may be cheaper but no country shound be given 4 races. BSB is the same now that has 13 rounds 2 races per weekend. Brands Hatch has been given 3 Rounds for the past 3 Yrs (2011-2013). They have the Opening Round but know have 1 Rd in the Summer July this yr. They had WSB Rd in August before it went to Silverstone.

shaken - Unregistered

March 28, 2013 4:48 PM

Jarvis need not worry. MotoGP will go the same way as F1 with fewer and fewer races in Europe and more where the money is. WSB is more suited for Europe. We done need MotoGP and WSB is more competitive anyway

Damon - Unregistered

March 28, 2013 5:00 PM


Motogp is shown on BBC and Eurosport but there contacts both run out at the end of this season(2013)
In a article on the Motorcycle News website dated 20th February 2013 Dorna say they are in talks with the BBC. ITV and SKY SPORTS may be interested. But they will not say what other broadcasts may be interested. It looks like Eurosport are not in the frame. F1 is now on SKY with the BBC only showing half the races LIVE. Contract signed (2012-2018). The BBC do not have the money any more there last contract was signed in 2009. I cant see why Eurosport can not sign another contract. But they may not be given the option to show Motogp again. They do have BSB & WSB until 2015. Wound ITV do a good job if they were given the tv rights. They did BSB for 2 Yrs around 2005 i think. but Eurosport whould be better then sky most people would not pay sky to watch Motogp. I think Eurosport should have a 3rd Channel by know. SKY thave 4 channels. Would Motogp

fan of motogp - Unregistered

March 28, 2013 5:01 PM

1st off Dorna doesn't care about motorcycle sales, get a clue. 2nd they need to worry about their own infrastructur, there are fewer fans, fewer sponsors, and fewer bikes on the grid, and they just bought wsbk... ya' Lin, in big picture more races in new markets would be great, love to see it, but realistically, Dorna needs to work on a few other things first.

But what they could do, is use thier newly aquired wsbk, after all, those are production based bikes, (not prototypes that nobody can buy) bikes that your factory Yamaha spits out daily for us consumers to buy... after all isn't that what you want.

brolong22 - Unregistered

March 28, 2013 6:09 PM

In a article on the Motorcycle News website dated 20th February 2013 Dorna say they are in talks with the BBC. ITV and SKY SPORTS may be interested. But they will not say what other broadcasts may be interested

can anything dorna or the motorcycle nonsense say be trusted?

I agree with lin j in the most part but I think hes on to a loser if he thinks a manufacturers production bike sale strategy is near the top of dorna's list of priorities.


March 28, 2013 7:12 PM
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Motorsports is not about countries, it's about circuits. This circuit pays the fee we (Dorna) want to race there, this circuit is fitted in the calendar. If Spain had 9 top-quality circuits eager to host a MotoGP race, 9 races would be held in Spain alone.

MotoGP has been to China and it was an economical disaster. How many other bike-safe circuits are there in Asia apart from Sepang?

Istambul didn't last long, I guess that because of economical reasons again, because the circuit was magnificent.

Brasil has just destroyed a valid circuit to get room for the Olympic games. Do you really think somebody over there cares about MotoGP racing?

MotoGP is an European affair because tracks, promoters and fans are mostly there. Period. Even a depressed Europe is better business than most of the rest of the world (MotoGP wise).

99 Crystal Ball. - Unregistered

March 28, 2013 7:36 PM

Its all well and good to say Motogp needs to travel further afield and not concentrate on Europe so much,but that would place an enormous financial burden on the smaller teams.They dont all have the deep pockets of the Japanese factory squads.The transportation cost of moving around the globe from venue to venue would probably be beyond the budgets of some teams.People are complaining that there are not enough bikes on the grid as it is.What do you think would happen if teams were forced to quit because of the huge costs of flying around the world?
I too would love to see more international races,but it has to be financially viable.

ppparkinson9 - Unregistered

March 28, 2013 7:46 PM

It is harder to overtake and race in MotoGP than F1. As long as that is the situation Jarvis and co are in denial. You can take the rubbish that is MotoGP (not Moto2 and 3 though) anywhere in the world. It will still be rubbish until the damage done in 2007 is fixed.

billie_morini - Unregistered

March 28, 2013 7:59 PM

to Stace:
you asked why multiple races in USA.
a) US is nearly as large entire Continent
b) different regions of US provide multiple individual markets (Ex. BMW automobile division recognizes East Coast, Texas, and California as 3 primary markets)
c) lots of motorcycle sales in US

Notwithstanding, it is unfortunate in the US there is a lower percentage of rabid Moto GP fans compared to Spain and Italy

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