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Red Bull MotoGP team? ‘Never say never’

It was when asked about Red Bull's philosophy of ownership over sponsorship that the question arose: 'If ownership is important, why not a Red Bull MotoGP team?'

“There's a clear difference [between ownership and sponsorship], in both qualitative as well as quantitative terms,” began Mateschitz. “With sponsorship, you buy a rear wing or advertising hoarding at a football stadium or ice hockey arena, or whatever event, for X amount of money.

“With ownership, you're 100 per cent responsible, you're part of the landscape and your contribution to success, or lack of it, is considerable. As for MotoGP, never say never; maybe we just haven't found the right team yet.”





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Firefly

December 10, 2012 12:08 PM

Whatever you can say Red Bull, if you're a motorsport fan you have to be thankful for their continued support to anything that has an engine. If only other large companies would follow suit... So I would very much like them to run a team, they'll have no trouble affording a few sattelite bikes to start with. More bikes on the grid is always better.



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