MotoGP » Spanish Championship upgraded to FIM status

“The upgrade of the Spanish Road Racing Championship is a very positive move, which will give it a better exposure at world level” - FIM president Vito Ippolito

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September 17, 2013 1:53 PM

So, what's changed?
Is it just that it might get shown on TV outside Europe?
Stoner, Redding and Bradl all realised it was the best way into the top league so it has not exactly been a Spanish only series for many years.
True, it has produced a stream of very good Spanish riders (hardly surprising) but those who go on about Spanish domination in the top class should look at their own country's attitude to their home championship. If they put in half the effort that the Spanish do, the mix would be different.


September 17, 2013 2:14 PM
Last Edited 877 days ago

Everytime I think about BSB, MJS, and AMA I can't help but think about the talent in those series which are being held back due to Dorna and the Factory teams giving priority to either Moto3, Moto2 and CEV.

Now I'm not saying either Moto3, Moto2 and CEV aren't important as I still see them as a viable place for talent, but Dorna and Factories really need to look beyond just those.

Its a shame actually, because its amazing how back in the day you had talent that came directly out of places such as AMA and the many other non-Dorna controlled championships and for this reason we had great individuals such as Rainey, Schwantz, Doohan, Gardner, Sheene, Roberts, etc.


September 18, 2013 5:42 AM
Last Edited 876 days ago

re: "So, what's changed?"

dickus and a press release. that's about it. the FIM is just a made up organization. if they were to disappear tomorrow, nothing in your life would change.

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