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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niggle - Unregistered

March 28, 2013 9:17 PM

the problem with taking the races to where the economies are doing better than europe is that the average person there cannot afford to pay the entry fee, look at the audiences at any non european race and the stands were built for zillions but actually nearly empty the race is totally reliant on the tv audience to make it viable. Why not have a race on antartica before it melts that will give you the same result , at least it may be spectacular to watch.


March 28, 2013 10:03 PM

re: "We believe in this sport but we need to work on it together with the teams, together with Dorna, together with the FIM to look for growth and to try to promote it."

wait, is this a jarvis quote...? or a 2010/2011 quote from "the schwanz" just before getting into bed with COTA and DORNA...? hey, good luck with that.


March 28, 2013 10:14 PM

re: "Yes, it's all good to say races should move out of Europe to this continent and that continent but you have to have tracks and most importantly you have to have someone to pony up the sanction fee."

YAAHHHTZZZEEE...!!! that makes nonsense.of all the "more here less there" talk. it's what us professional problem solvers call, "gross oversimplification".


March 28, 2013 10:45 PM

re: "the problem with taking the races to where the economies are doing better than europe is that the average person there cannot afford to pay the entry fee"

sorry for my phrasing but i call BS. that's a lie. and quite frankly i'm tired of people continuing to tell it. this same excuse is being used for races inside europe as well. it's sickening.

it's not that the average person can't afford an entry fee, it's that the average person lacks discipline to SAVE for their entry fee.

everybody knows a year in advance when their favorite round is going to happen. qatar is ALWAYS the season opener, laguna is ALWAYS mid july, valencia ALWAYS draws the curtain, etc. other than the odd volcano/tsunami, the schedule rarely alters.

how many time have i said this...? how many...? if in a year's time a person can't save the few hundred quid (in total) it takes to comfortably attend any race...? ffs you need to get interested in something else...? MotoGP is not for you.


March 28, 2013 11:13 PM

re: "Africa, the scene of Rossi's debut Yamaha victory in 2004, and Brazil both dropped off the MotoGP calendar at the end of that year."

don't forget turkey and china in '08. personally, i really don't care if the series is 100% (to the letter) global or not. nor should anybody else. worrying about that is a COLLOSAL waste of energy.

anybody who's been around long enough, KNOWS venues add on and drop off all the time. it is what it is. and history shows we've recently been to the areas mentioned above. so... logic should dictate... if these were in fact viable rounds of the world...? then WE WOULD STILL BE THERE...!!!

lad - Unregistered

March 29, 2013 12:12 AM

They should only remove 3 of Spain's races plus Qatar and add Argentina, South Africa, add another race to Japan and maybe one in Brazil. and for those who talk about italy having two races, I have to mention that Italy only hold one race, another one is for Republic of san marino!!!


March 29, 2013 1:00 AM

The reality is that motorsport isn't popular in the general population. The F1 race in Melbourne is constantly facing opposition from locals about disruption and politicians about cost. I personally don't care where the races are as long as it is good racing on great tracks.

Has anyone seen recent pics of Valencia? It has been vandalised and looted. I doubt that there is enough political will in Spain to spend millions on tracks when the economy is so bad and unemployment is at record levels.

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