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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Guna - Unregistered

March 29, 2013 3:58 AM

India is amongst the potentially largest market with billion customers and fans... We have already got an F1 circuit (Buddh International circuit Noida, Delhi) which has already held two F1 races where Vettel conquered both the times,, India is waiting for the arrival of motogp,, Bring it on,,

Dare to Live

March 29, 2013 8:00 AM
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Whilst I agree with Lin Jarvis, I do not concurr with the Idea of "moving out of Europe". However his general opinion reinforces what I have stated many times before, and whilst MotoGP is mostly a European based affair by 61% of the races, it is much worse for WSKB where the dominance of European based races is 73%. It is not, though, the poor financial state of Europe that should motivate a shake up but much rather the fact that if the Sport is said to be a world competition then it must be situated world wide. Is it not absolutely ridiculous that the country that manufactures the most Superbikes does not host one race in WSBK!. Many advantages will be enjoyed from this, 1. Giving kids world wide an opportunity to witness and participate in this great sport, 2. the flexibility of being able to choose where the weather is most ideal (During winter in Europe it is summer in the southern hemisphere!) 3. Cement the general prosperity of the sport. 4. Growth and the financial prosperity o

Brains - Unregistered

March 29, 2013 8:07 AM

Europeans are motogp's biggest fans and venues have highest attendence, more so in Spain which just happens to have the most ardent interest and the best weather. All 3 categories are shown on TV including qualifying. If you go into a Spanish bar race time guess whats on TV?

Dare to Live

March 29, 2013 8:46 AM

@Brains, there is a test for your argument, if the Spaniards are the best supporters of MotoGP as you suggest then why not hold all races in Spain? soon enough it will become a Spanish family affair and the only fans will be spaniards, probably just as American Football is only played (99,99%) and supported in the USA. Surely the fundamental principle dictates that for the sport to be international and to be representative of all nations and it has to be hosted internationally, indeed its survival depends on it...


March 29, 2013 10:34 AM

I'am not disillusioned by the statement of Jarvis: it has always been like that, with people and business!
You are popular as long as they can use you in a cheap way but when it goes a bit less and the bags can no longer be filled, then they put you asside or you get dumped.
So you see, it 's not about the sport but all about the money, the power and status!
But high fliers can sometimes fall very deep ...


March 29, 2013 1:20 PM

re: "It is not, though, the poor financial state of Europe that should motivate a shake up but much rather the fact that if the Sport is said to be a world competition then it must be situated world wide."

and it is... we race in the states, moscow, india, and dip down under to the giant isle of aussie-stralia. in the past we've rode the nearby ferris wheel and wheelied the crest at sportsland, picked sand out our a$$cracks at losail (in the daytime!), rented saabs and ate meatballs in sweden, and wore oxygen masks high atop mt. kylami, so the criteria of "WORL' CHAMPEEN" has been (and is being) met.

so rather than saying "it should be situated world wide" or any other nonsense like that, what you really should be saying is you haven't been watching, and just showed up to the party.

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