WSB and MotoGP now owned by the same company
Bridgepoint, the company that owns MotoGP promoters Dorna, will take over the company that ultimately owns WSB – Infront Sports and Media.
Bridgepoint is now in control of both motorcycling world championships but a statement on the Infront website maintains that both series will continue to run side by side.
“Bridgepoint will encourage the further development of Superbike and MotoGP although both series will continue to be organised and managed separately. Dorna and Infront Motor Sports are each fully committed to the long-term relationship with the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) as their strategic partner as well as the successful partnerships with teams and manufacturers, circuit owners, sponsors, broadcasters and other stakeholders of the series.”
With calls from some teams in both WSB and MotoGP paddocks to merge the two series’ it remains unclear at present how the buyout will affect the future of world championship racing.
For full story and reaction see MCN out Wednesday 7th September.