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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March 29, 2013 1:28 PM
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i'll go ya one better...


we stopped racing motorbikes on grass fields and hardpack beaches decades ago.

wise man - Unregistered

March 29, 2013 6:28 PM

fan of motogp said it best Dorna doesn't care about selling bikes, n why should they, its not like your gona find a M1 at your local dealership ...

use WSBK, after all, those are production based bikes that we CAN buy, an mod, and take to the track. Jarvis is on the right track, just the wrong vehicle.


March 29, 2013 7:13 PM

MotoGP isn't a world championship anyway really - no matter where they run.

How can you call a series where there are only 4 genuinely competitive motorcycles in the field, ridden by 3 Spaniards and an Italian, a World Championship.

Hell, any club race has greater depth of competition (and quite likely more nationalities in with a chance).

BSB is a domestic series and has FAR more claim to have strong competition in depth, and multi-national participation. MotoGP has become a parody and a joke.


March 29, 2013 9:05 PM

@ Talent Fan

I dunno man. It's hard for me to agree with you on this one. In most race series' (National and International), there are generally a small group of maybe 4-6 riders/drivers that truly have a chance at being competitive on race day. The origin of the rider/driver is really irrelevant. Even in our domestic AMA SBK class, there are only about 4-5 competitive bikes (..with riders 4 and 5 only having a true shot if 1-3 screw up or have mechanical issues).


March 29, 2013 10:14 PM

@ Realist. No offence (& it may just be luck, or that the other series have made some good decisions) but AMA hasn't been a strong series for a while.

BSB though has had multiple race winners and great racing. 2013 is looking good on paper too. WSBK 2013 is also far more open with many riders genuinely competitive & with realistic race win potential.

Both the above series make MotoGP look rather sad, despite the talent on the bikes, & the fact the bikes are 'prototype'. MotoGP fails to deliver the truly essential elements that great racing requires, & is the premier series in (self-claimed) name only. M2 & M3 also knock MGP out of the park for the spectator.

No-one wants to admit it, but MotoGP races are dull.

XXX - Unregistered

March 30, 2013 6:17 AM

"How can you call a series where there are only 4 genuinely competitive motorcycles in the field, ridden by 3 Spaniards and an Italian, a World Championship"

It is a world championship. Just because your mate Stoner has spat the dummy with his hatred of the fans and the sport does not mean it is not a world championship. In fact it is better now that he is gone and everyone could concentrate on racing at a professional manner instead of listening to Casey whine to no end.

curly hedgehog - Unregistered

March 30, 2013 10:04 AM

I'm Indonesian and I just want to add an info to this article that: some European & American (USA) motorcycle companies have already sold their bikes to our countries market that indicated by their showrooms in our cities & towns. Even the president of TOP 1 oil have visited our country to strengthening the relationship with their clients. Therefore I think most of motorcycle factories around the world will agree with what Lin Jarvis have said, because finally they figured out that SEA is one of potential markets, and should become the venue for racing activities.

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