Dorna Press Release: The Superbike Commission, composed of Messrs Javier Alonso (WSBK Executive Director), Ignacio Verneda (FIM Executive Director, Sport) and Takanao Tsubouchi (MSMA Representative), met at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit on 08 November 2013 in the presence of MM Daniel Carrera, Gregorio Lavilla (WSBK-Dorna) and Paul Duparc (FIM). A draft of the Sporting and [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
The Past, Present and Future of MotoGP Who’s at the helm of the MotoGP ship? How Dorna boss Carmelo Ezpeleta isn’t going to let the manufacturers call the shots anymore and what that might mean for the future of Grand Prix roadracing.
In the world of Grand Prix motorcycle racing, the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM), International Road Racing Teams Association (IRTA), Motorcycle Sports Manufacturers Association (MSMA) and Dorna are the controlling powers. “Dorna” is also often written in full capital letters under the mistaken belief the five letters that form its name are an acronym. In [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Okay, folks, Audi has acquired Ducati for just over $1 billion. Lots of discussion is ongoing as to why this has happened. The parts that make some sense are that Audi-VW now has its own fancy motorcycle brand (a shiny piece of corporate jewelry), and that Ducati has the interest and loyalty of a slice [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Today, the Grand Prix Commission, acting at the Brno GP in the Czech Republic, voted unanimously to confirm what had previously been under discussion, as follows: MotoGP class for 2012 Technical specifications (as already announced 2/17/10) Capacity up to 1000cc Maximum number of cylinders 4 Maximum bore 81mm Minimum weight 150 kg (up to 800cc) [...]Read Full Post | Comments(1)