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Motorcycling - 27 Oct 2004
AURORA, ILL (October 26, 2004) - The Maxxis U.S. Open, which aired on NBC for the first-time ever, earned an impressive 2.1 overnight Nielsen rating for Sunday’s broadcast - making it one of the most watched off-road motorcycle races ever.
Motorcycling - 25 Oct 2004
Organisers of next weekend's Moto1 festival at Donington Park have been encouraged by the response from fans and by the take-up on the event advance ticket offer.
Motorcycling - 21 Oct 2004
Klettwitz (Germany), October 20, 2004. Starting on 9th till 11th September 2005, the Superbike World Championship at EuroSpeedway Lausitz is the only World Championship race taking place in Germany.
Motorcycling - 19 Oct 2004
After the opening Ceremony, held yesterday morning in the presence of the Minister of Youth & Sports of France Mr. Jean-François Lamour, the Interministerial Delegate for Road Safety Mr Rémy Heitz, the President of the French National Olympic and Sporting Committee (CNOSF) Henri Serandour, and various guests, the 122nd FIM Congress started with the session of the General Assembly in the Conference Centre of the Sofitel Paris Forum Rive Gauche in Paris (France) in the presence of the delegates
Motorcycling - 15 Oct 2004
PICKERINGTON, Ohio (Oct. 14, 2004) -- AMA Pro Racing announced today that Chevrolet will not return as title sponsor of the AMA Motocross Championship or the AMA Superbike Championship in 2005. Chevrolet has been title sponsor of both championship series since 2000. The strategy originally was to support Chevy’s truck division then was expanded at the beginning of the 2004 racing season to include Chevrolet’s entire model line-up.
Motorcycling - 14 Oct 2004
FGSPORT regrets to announce the departure of Superbike World Championship Marketing Manager Robert Wicks who is leaving the Group after five years in the role.
Motorcycling - 13 Oct 2004
Eurosport today announced that it has reached a 5-year agreement (2005-2009) with FG SPORT to broadcast the Superbike & the Supersport World Championships.
Motorcycling - 22 Sep 2004
MotoGP's ruling body, the Grand Prix Permanent Bureau, confirmed the recent decision taken by the majority of the members of the Grand Prix Commission (formed by representatives of the FIM, the Manufacturer Association MSMA, the Team Association IRTA and Dorna Sports) which will see the end of races in the MotoGP class being interrupted by rain.
Motorcycling - 17 Sep 2004
The numerous MotoGP fans in New Zealand will be happy with the agreement reached between Prime TV and the right holders to the series Dorna Sports for the best of motorcycle racing to be broadcast again on national television in their country.
Motorcycling - 15 Sep 2004
PICKERINGTON, Ohio (Sept. 14, 2004) -- AMA Pro Racing today announced the AMA Chevrolet Superbike Championship event at Virginia International Raceway and AMA Supermoto Championship event at South Boston Speedway scheduled for this weekend have been postponed due to complications related to Hurricane Ivan.
Motorcycling - 08 Sep 2004
The exciting Moto1 event at Donington Park on October 30-31 has captured the imagination of SKY Sports and an agreement has been made for five hours of coverage.
Motorcycling - 07 Sep 2004
The Superbike World Championship round at Assen in the Netherlands last weekend dominated viewing figures and audience share for motor sport programming across the United Kingdom audience of more than 1.4-million viewers on the BBC for the two races.
Motorcycling - 07 Sep 2004
Portugal will keep its spot on the MotoGP calendar at least until the 2006 season following the renewal of the agreement between the promoters of the event, Sociedade Gestora do Autódromo de Estoril (SGA), represented by Domingos Piedade, and Dorna Sports, the company that holds the commercial rights to the series, represented by its CEO, Carmelo Ezpeleta.
Motorcycling - 24 Aug 2004
PICKERINGTON, Ohio (Aug. 23, 2004) -- AMA Pro Racing announced today that Dunlop will be the official tyre of the 2005 AMA Supermoto Championship.
Motorcycling - 20 Aug 2004
The Sports Car Racing Association of the Monterey Peninsula (SCRAMP) and Dorna Sports, the Spanish-based company that holds the commercial and TV rights to the FIM MotoGP World Championships, have reached an agreement in principal to bring MotoGP, the pinnacle of international motorcycle racing, to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca beginning in 2005 for a five-year run.
Motorcycling - 04 Aug 2004
PA Promotions, in full consultation with the ACU, has closed an agreement with Channel 4 to broadcast the 2004 Maxxis British Motocross Championship. Channel 4 will broadcast a 24 minute highlight programme, produced by Kenny Kay at KVS Production, of all rounds of the championship. The opening round from Canada Heights, Kent being is scheduled to be broadcast at 0250hrs on August 12th. The remaining rounds will then follow on in a similar timeslot on a weekly basis.
Motorcycling - 16 Jul 2004
The official website of the MotoGP World Championship, www.motogp.com, is now available in eight languages thanks to the launch of a new German version on occasion of the Veltins Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland.
Motorcycling - 12 Jul 2004
Superbike World Championship rights holders, FGSPORT, have today announced a three-year renewal to their highly successful television rights agreement with the leading American motor sport broadcaster Speed Channel. The agreement covers exclusive satellite and cable rights across North America.
Motorcycling - 02 Jul 2004
PA Promotions, in full consultation with Youthstream Organisation, has closed an agreement with Channel 4 to broadcast motocross Grands Prix on UK terrestrial television for the first time in many years. Channel 4 will broadcast a 24 minute highlight programme of all the FIM Motocross World Championship starting from the British GP, up to and including the FIM Motocross of Nations.
Motorcycling - 23 Jun 2004
BRAINERD, Minn. – Brainerd International Raceway today announced that Michelin will be the presenting sponsor of the Trofeo Ducati U.S. Superbike AMA Championship, which is scheduled for June 25-27 on BIR’s world-class 3-mile road course.
Motorcycling - 22 Jun 2004
Sandra Strazzari has been appointed as the International Press & PR Officer, by the FGSPORT Group, for the remaining rounds of the 2004 Superbike World Championship. She will take up the appointment at the seventh round of the Series at Laguna Seca, USA on 7th July 2004.
Motorcycling - 15 Jun 2004
The fifth round of the MotoGP World Championship in Catalunya, Spain, saw a frantic battle between current World Champion Valentino Rossi and current Championship leader Sete Gbernau which again scored outstanding audience figures.
Motorcycling - 26 May 2004
May 24, 2003: Britain's brightest young speedway riders are to be offered the chance to join the famous Auto Cycle Union Academy. The British Speedway Promoters' Association have signed up to support the Academy, which has already been successful in discovering and nurturing some of the world's top young road racing talent.
Motorcycling - 10 May 2004
The trial use of webcams for interviews and other live coverage of the Superbike World Championship at Misano has been deemed a huge success and will continue for Monza (May 15th and 16th). Seen only on the official website for the series, www.worldsbk.com, the huge number of visitors using the interactive area has delighted the race organizers.
Motorcycling - 29 Apr 2004
Uxbridge, UK, April 28, 2004 – Xerox Corporation has announced that it has become the main sponsor of World Superbike Championship Team Caracchi, which will be known as Team Xerox Ducati for the season 2004.
Motorcycling - 23 Apr 2004
The live TV coverage for the first round of the MotoGP World Championship, with spectacular races in all three Grand Prix categories and an historic victory for Valentino Rossi, had a huge following by audiences worldwide.
Motorcycling - 21 Apr 2004
The Superbike World Championship round at Misano, San Marino dominated viewing figures for motorsport programming across the United Kingdom last week with an audience of more than 1.68 million viewers on the BBC.
Motorcycling - 08 Apr 2004
FGSPORT has concluded a deal with Fidoweb, a leading internet company specialising in interactive broadcast techniques and state-of-the-art internet technology, to become the Official Internet Partner. Fidoweb’s clients include MTV, the worlds leading music channel.
Motorcycling - 08 Apr 2004
The British Superbike Championship will be sponsored by the Think! campaign, a Government road safety initiative, this season.
Motorcycling - 06 Apr 2004
Rome, Italy; Fisherman’s Friend has reached a new one-year deal with the Superbike World Championship, naming the brand as Official Partner for the 2004 championships’ three Italian events of Misano, Monza and Imola.
Motorcycling - 05 Apr 2004
Dorna Sports are pleased to welcome a brand new partner for the MotoGP World Championship by announcing an imminent agreement with Veltins, one of Germany's best-known breweries, who have acquired the title sponsorship for the German Grand Prix, to be held at the Sachsenring circuit on July 18th.
Motorcycling - 30 Mar 2004
British Speedway today announced that Sky Bet had signed a two-year agreement to become the title sponsor of the British Speedways’ top UK league, the Elite League.
Motorcycling - 10 Mar 2004
BENFIELD Sports International (BSI) has signed a deal with UK lift company Meridian Lifts to become an official sponsor of the world championship FIM Speedway Grand Prix Series (SGP).
Motorcycling - 10 Mar 2004
The new look Sky Sports Elite League Speedway season gets underway on Monday 29 March, and sees a number of changes in the set up of the league. Most notable for viewers and spectators will be the introduction of Air Safety Barriers at all Elite League tracks throughout the season.
Motorcycling - 08 Mar 2004
PICKERINGTON, Ohio (March 5, 2004) -- AMA Pro Racing today announced that Ducati North America will be the title sponsor of the AMA Chevrolet Superbike Championship event at Brainerd International Speedway.
Motorcycling - 25 Feb 2004
Dermot Bambridge has been appointed International Press & PR Officer, by the FGSPORT Group, for the Superbike World Championship. He will take up the appointment at the first round of the 2004 series in Valencia, Spain on 25th February 2004.
Motorcycling - 12 Feb 2004
Dorna Sports have renewed their collaboration with transport and logistics company Tempora for the management of the freight for the MotoGP World Championship in the next two seasons (2004 and 2005). The deal covers Dorna's own materials, as well as those of all the teams and suppliers involved in the competition.
Motorcycling - 09 Feb 2004
The months previous to the start of the season are particularly busy at Dorna headquarters, as growing interest in the MotoGP World Championship continues to produce new agreements for the broadcast of the series in different countries, most of them through free-to-air terrestrial networks.
Motorcycling - 03 Feb 2004
Benfield Sports International (BSI) has agreed a four year deal with Swedish chemical products company VEIDEC to be Elite sponsors of the FIM Speedway Grand Prix Series (SGP).
Motorcycling - 28 Jan 2004
SHARK Energy Drink and FIM Endurance World Championship formally announced a one-year sponsorship, naming the brand the official Energy Drink partner for the forthcoming 2004 season.
Motorcycling - 27 Jan 2004
Breil Watches has extended its existing relationship with the Superbike World Championship with a new one-year deal, naming the brand the Official Timekeeping Sponsor for 2004 season.
Motorcycling - 20 Jan 2004
For the seventh consecutive year, Suzuki, one of Japan's leading motor corporations, has extended their agreement with Benfield Sports International (BSI) to act as their exclusive sponsorship agents for their MotoGP racing team.
Motorcycling - 13 Jan 2004
LA7, the Italian terrestrial channel, has acquired the exclusive rights to broadcast the Superbike World Championship for the next three years.
Motorcycling - 06 Jan 2004
Dorna and Clear Channel Entertainment have announced a deal that will see Tissot become the official timekeeper for the World Supercross GP. The prestigious series, which kicked off in Seville in Spain on 6th December 2003, will visit seventeen major cities with several thousand fans expected to turn up at each round. For Dorna and Tissot their collaboration in this exciting and dynamic discipline complements their relationship in the MotoGP World Championship, for which Tissot has been official
Motorcycling - 17 Dec 2003
BENFIELD Sports International (BSI) has signed two new terrestrial television deals for the world championship FIM Speedway Grand Prix Series (SGP).
Motorcycling - 16 Dec 2003
Worldwide broadcasts of the MotoGP World Championship continued apace in 2003, with a massive total of over 5,105 million spectators throughout the 16-event season, equalling an average of 319 million viewers watching the coverage of each Grand Prix.
Motorcycling - 02 Dec 2003
The 2004 Superbike and Supersport World Championships will enjoy extensive live coverage on Eurosport following recently concluded negotiations with the leading pan-European sports channel.
Motorcycling - 27 Nov 2003
The MotoGP World Championship continued its rise towards the pinnacle of world motorsport in 2003 with new record crowds flocking to its 16 events held on five continents. With the latest generation four-stroke 990cc prototype machines filling the grid, the popularity of the sport continued to boom as weekend crowds swelled over the course of the year to an almighty total of 1,7 million – a 4% rise on the previous season.