On the occasion of the anniversary Marc Marquez, Fabio Quartararo, Jorge Martin and Aleix Espargaro were asked what their favorite race was: three out of four chose one with the 46. Ezpeleta: “Extraordinary result, we had two goals”
April 8, 2022
Lin 2022 it will be the season with the most grand prix in history, well 21 and the world championship will visit 17 different nations. Meanwhile in this GP of the Americas in Austin Dorna celebrates the organization of the 500th grand prix in its history. The first was the 1992 Japanese GP. Since then we have come up to date.
The stages of the world championship have progressively grown up to precisely 21 in 2022. MotoGP today is followed by half a billion peopleand the offer of programs, such as the latest series, is also growing Unlimitedproduced by Amazon Prime.
Dorna is a Spanish company which manages the commercial part of sporting events, mainly motorcycle events. It was founded in 1988 by the Banesto bank. It is headquartered in Madrid but also has offices in Barcelona, London and Tokyo. The CEO is Carmelo Ezpeleta. Since 2012 Dorna has also managed the commercial part of Superbike, Supersport World Championship and Superstock 1000 Fim Cup.
Next to Dorna in this path there are IMF (Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme, the governing body of MotoGP), Irta (International Road Racing Teams Association, includes all teams participating in the championship) e Msma (Motorcycle Sports Manufacturers Association, represents manufacturers in the paddock), in addition to national federations.
But let’s not forget that the show is done by the pilots!
To four of them that is Marc Marquez, Fabio Quartararo, Jorge Martin And Aleix Espargaro they were asked to remember what the most significant grand prix of the past they have seen.
Three out of four have remembered a grand prix where there was Valentino Rossi.
The words of the drivers, what is your favorite race? Three out of four are Valentino Rossi
TOleix Espargaro: “I really remember many but the one I remember best is one, in Barcelona, where I followed Alex Criville with the 500 and I remember that he crashed at the first corner and I started to cry. I realized at that moment that I had that love and that passion. For me it is an honor to be here today at the 500th Dorna race ”.
Fabio Quartararo: “2005, Jerez, when there was a fight between Valentino Rossi and Sete Gibernau. This is one of the races that pushed me to be a MotoGP rider ”.
Jorge Martin: “Valencia 2006, it’s the first time I went to a paddock, Nicky Hayden was there fighting Valentino. Valentino touched my head and I didn’t wash my hair for a week. That’s the race for me. races “.
Marc Marquez: “I remember many races but the one that impressed me most is the one in which Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino fought until the last corner in the Montmelò GP, in 2009, yes. I remember many races but I can say that I remember, lap after lap, what happened ”.
Ezpeleta: “We had two objectives: safety and growth all over the world”
THEthe CEO of Dorna, Carmelo Ezpeletasaid: “We started in 1992 but the 500 Grands Prix have been since then fantastic. It is an incredible achievement. The championship is now much better. The best result, in my opinion, was the safety improvement. When we started working with Irta we were trying to make the championship safer and that was the main goal. “
“The second goal – added the CEO of Dorna – was to give MotoGP the opportunity to expand all over the world. In recent years, MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3 have the opportunity to race under the same conditions, creating incredible competition in all classes. “