MotoGP » Argentina MotoGP race confirmed for 2014


Argentina will host its first MotoGP round since 1999 next season.

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lean two

July 05, 2013 5:32 PM

Why Argentina?, with a population of 42 mill an average gross income 10K a year, not many can afford a bike, let alone a ticket to the the race... Yes' its great Dorna is expanding Motogp o south America, but they need to grow motogp in the Asian market, like Malaysia, Thailand, China, Japan, as well other Europe countries like Russia, where there is more people and better economy to grow and sell bikes too...

Guna4699

July 05, 2013 5:48 PM

Argentina, phakisa and philip islands are those kind tracks where bikes are kept on the limit for more than 80% of track length,, power packed straight line speed(honda) + high corner speed(lorenzo) combination could be lethal... In similar way Rossi in good form with honda in Austin circuit will form a great pair,, brake hard and deep into corners(Rossi) + shoot out of first and second gear corners with honda's acceleration... I know I am way way out of topic but just felt like posting it,, don't mind guys

Guna4699

July 05, 2013 5:48 PM

Argentina, phakisa and philip islands are those kind tracks where bikes are kept on the limit for more than 80% of track length,, power packed straight line speed(honda) + high corner speed(lorenzo) combination could be lethal... In similar way Rossi in good form with honda in Austin circuit will form a great pair,, brake hard and deep into corners(Rossi) + shoot out of first and second gear corners with honda's acceleration... I know I am way way out of topic but just felt like posting it,, don't mind guys

1050cc

July 05, 2013 8:49 PM
Last Edited 259 days ago

"Why Argentina?, with a population of 42 mill an average gross income 10K a year, not many can afford a bike, let alone a ticket to the the race..."

Your question is answered with one word...

Qatar

They pay lots of money to have a race there. No crowd apart from the people who pay to have it there (and their VIP's). And the benefit is????

Dorna likes money. Expanding markets? Motorcycle sales? PAH!

Who pays the most is what counts! The UK MotoGP coverage means nothing (see UK TV coverage in 2014 for example). Whoever lines Dorna's pockets the most gets the gigs. They chose the market that will reach the least amount of people, but that market paid the most.

If Papua New Guinea had a big enough cheque book, they would have a race there too.

Business is business, but don't try and reason it. All Dorna is interested in is money. The long term doesn't matter... Just grab the cash while #46 is here. They ain't daft, but just another corporation out for the bucks.

lean two

July 05, 2013 9:12 PM
Last Edited 475 days ago

Ya Qatar is a waste too... especially for building a sell-able motorcycle market, and a total joke of an attendance of what 3k lol... if it weren't for their money and loads of it lol... fyi, Qatar wrote a ten year deal to always be the first race of the year, and due to their climate motogp got pushed back from starting in feb to start in April... Just saying, seeing as Dorna is trying to broaden their market, places like Qatar, Argentina, have very little to offer other then the fees that Drona receives... from a business stand point I get it, but does anybody really think the motorcycle industry as a whole, will benefit better in those places appose to China, Thailand (which is coming) Japan, or Russia... Bike sales in Europe, and North America especially, are way up, an the more tracks in bigger markets are what they need, but hey.... times are tuff, so take the money right lol...

fastfisheye

July 07, 2013 12:50 AM

In answer to... "Why Argentina?" Why not! It's a new continent with a great facility that the riders who attended the test unanimously made positive comments about. A new circuit always levels the playing field somewhat and I expect an enthusiastic crowd.

Just seems that some fans will always find a negative side to any decision Dorna makes.

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