Where F1 could learn from MotoGP

Where F1 could learn from MotoGP

With F1 ticket prices high and UK television audiences needing to buy a Sky subscription to watch all the races live next year, Dieter Rencken investigates whether MotoGP offers a better entertainment/cost ratio

The Formula 1 paddock is a pretty interesting place to mention MotoGP. Roughly half the folk edge away from the conversation lest they be perceived to be traitors to the F1 cause, while the other half eagerly joins in, talking animatedly of the death-defying acrobatics the two-wheeler brigade pulls off on a fortnightly basis.

Although F1 grands prix invariably clash with MotoGP dates – their 18-odd race schedules need to be crammed into the same nine months – timing in different zones enables F1 folk to follow two-wheeler qualifying/racing before heading to the circuit for the day, or vice versa.

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