Articles tagged Dorna

Page 78 of November 2018 archive issue thumbnail Page 78, November 2018

If it ain't broke?

The MotoGP world championship is in such a good place at the moment that the only sensible way forward is to leave it completely alone. Over the past decade or so rights-holder Dorna has tweaked the technical and sporting regulations to create close and unpredictable racing. The action is now better than it has ever been, with the closest top 10 (eight seconds) and top 15 (16sec) race records...

Page 50 of November 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 50, November 2014

Mat Oxley

“It was dangerous but great” Lately there has been much talk about safety in MotoGP. Even before Andrea Iannone’s Ducati reached 224mph during June’s Italian Grand Prix, the people in charge had decided bikes must be slowed down. In the old days the safety focus was elsewhere – on the tracks. During the 1970s, 1980s and early 1990s, one by one the grand old tracks of old were deemed unsafe for...

Page 14 of March 2009 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, March 2009

Nigel Roebuck

Reflections – Why F1’s ‘regime’ feels threatened by FOTA – Ron chooses his moment for team handover – The night The Beatles stayed at Indianapolis "How come,” goes the old joke, “that there’s only one Monopolies Commission?” In the same vein, one idly wonders why, in this era of necessarily obsessive cost-cutting in Formula 1, the actual cost of a Grand Prix – the price charged to race promoters...

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Newsfeed

MotoGP Kawasaki has reversed its decision to leave the series, announcing that it will run a single bike for ex-Ducati rider Marco Melandri. n British Eurosport has signed a deal with Dorna to continue screening Friday and Saturday practice, plus the 125cc and 250cc races. The BBC will continue to air races live. Casey Stoner led the Qatar test with a time of 1min 55.744sec. Yamaha’s Jorge...

Page 32 of January 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, January 2014

Mat Oxley

MotoGP's new direction Next year MotoGP takes the next step towards achieving its avowed intention of filling the grid with (roughly) equal machinery. Following the recent introduction of low-cost, streetbike-powered (and therefore uncompetitive) CRT bikes, a new type of machine is now available to privateer teams. These bikes come from Honda and Yamaha, whom rights-holder Dorna had threatened...

Page 37 of March 2012 archive issue thumbnail Page 37, March 2012

Dorna's master plan

A few months ago this column speculated that MotoGP rights-holder Dorna was quietly working to undermine the power of the factories to achieve its aim of closer, cheaper racing. Now the peace has been broken, with Dorna CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta turning into something of a Bernie Ecclestone, abandoning diplomacy and uttering diktats. Ezpeleta (a bit taller but balder and poorer than Bernie) used to be...

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