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Matthew Birt  says:

Sepang to host two MotoGP races in future?

Sepang could host two MotoGP races in the near future in a bid to cash in on booming interest in South East Asian markets like Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand. MCN can reveal that Yamaha boss Lin Jarvis has already spoken to Dorna CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta to explore the option of the Sepang circuit featuring twice on the calendar after the record-breaking...

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wosihound

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wosihound says:

Two races at Sepang..NO.

..They already have a race and TWO official tests.

If there is that much money floating around out there with emerging countries in growth still, despite the economy, get them to build another circuit or upgrade an existing one..or two.

WTF are Dorna playing at with India? Get it sorted out..shouldn't be too difficult now they run SBK. If they have to take a hit on their greedy sanctioning fees because the Flamminis got there first..so fkin what. Take it on the chin and move forward.

China is the biggest market on the planet..Moto GP had a race there but it got dumped..WHY?

 

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doctorfrank

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doctorfrank says:

Wonga

They are not interested in the slightest what fans want or where the interest is, only where they can sell most bikes.It could be a ploy to cut down on transport costs for tyres,they will only need wets,full wets and mudpluggers

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ow01fogno1

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ow01fogno1 says:

fans

no use for fans that cant travel that far, again money taking over the supposed pinnacle of motorcycle racing , pinnacle my ass, sbk and tt better it in every way imo and breed better racers, real racers that win real races not potter around doing nothing. rant over.

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Zoggthefantastic

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Better billing for the lower classes

If Dorna want to build the sport they should make more of moto 2 and 3. If they made more of the whole weekend it would take the pressure off the GP class to be a great race week in week out. Plus how many malaysians and indians have thous and how many have 125s or 250s. I think more should be done to make the riders famous globally. The riders are not being utilised to sell the sport and bring sponsors in. They're all young heroic, athletic teenagers, why aren't fashion and soft drink and fast food brands queing up to throw money at them? Because tradiotional thinking has everyone knocking onbthe door of banks, automotive and petroleum brands. I certainly think there's something wrong with Motogp sponsorship package, after all, redbull have a team in just about every sport on the planet. Why no motogp? Something must be unnatractive for them about the cost, or the return on investment. And if it doesn't stack up for those guys, why will it stack up for anyone else?

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moany100

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moany100 says:

give us two

scrap the second sepang race it always rains anyway give us another round at Brands Hatch now that would be awesome

 

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saturn392

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saturn392 says:

Moany

It would indeed be awesome - but it will never happen Brands circuit is not up to the international safety requirement for the sport.

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luckyskua

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luckyskua says:

A bizarre spectacle?

Not news really when Iberia has 4 races per season. It doesn't make much sense with few successful far-east riders. Dorna have unreal market expectations. Exactly how much can be made from Motorsport these days? Who wants to race in 40 degree heat? and who can sign a contract for 17 race meetings per season? Not you or me, and who are they to tell us to race 4-strokes only? That has turned National racing into some sort of meat-grinder. Another reason to turn off the TV and another rant over.

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Hedgehog5

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Hedgehog5 says:

Hmmmm...

"That figure also eclipsed the race day attendance at Silverstone (66,230)"

How much were tickets at Sepang? £4 on race day?... a tenner gets you a covered stand... how much were tickets at several other well attended MotoGP rounds (including European)?... yet Silverstone is still seen as the one to rip fans off seemingly to subsidise other rounds... FROM £70 in advance for race day for 2013!... to add insult to injury they've moved it virtually to winter... I guess our attendances will be down yet again.

Also, will they learn to put the race on early afternoon in Sepang or will they continue to insist on running them late afternoon when it most regularly pisses it down with rain just before sunset when the light's crap?

Sorry to sound so negative but there are several issues here.

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Hedgehog5

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Hedgehog5 says:

Benny...

I did... depending which stats you go with we take home between 2 & 3 times their monthly wage... by any measure nowhere near 7.

£30 is what would be a decent price... I wouldn't object to 4 times their 2012 ticket price (especially at what would be only £16 for general entry)... £70 is a rip off.

Travelling around Malaysia many places had 2 prices, 1 for locals & another for tourists... I had no problem paying 2 or 3 times the local rate... 7 times (actually 17 times more than the cheapest ticket) would have been a different story.

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luckyskua

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luckyskua says:

"Death loves a crowd"

So what if they have packed out the stands, that doesn't mean a good deal for the rider. Stoner is bothered by Dorna banning Motorhomes in the paddock for the Moto 3+2 class but creating micro-rooms that rent out for $40,000 per year! With this disparity of income (millionaires required to race - $20 wage per month peasants required to watch) Dorna are fleecing the European circuits to subsidise 'other' GP circuits.

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