Is MotoGP the ultimate alternative investment?

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Watch an interview with Infront Management’s Ryan Bonifacino as he pitches Bloomberg on MotoGP racing as a smart investment for small funds. Always interesting to see the business that drives sport broken down.

  • Eduard

    i like. more of this kind of info’s please!

  • Cody Kitaura

    Ah, so nice to be among the ultra super wealthy MotoGP fans. I need to tell my bank that I’m rooting for Nicky so they can add some zeros onto my checking account balance.

  • yipY

    The inane boring way the series is headed is due to greedy controllers who want to control it like a sad burger chain with consistancy over excellence.The motoGP claiming rule bikes are virtually superbikes making out to be genuine state of the art grand Prix bikes:they are not.The claiming rule bikes are up to five seconds a lap slower than the real factory racers.That’s probably the major reason Stoner retired.He did not want to risk his life riding B-grade bikes at A-grade speeds with the teams and factories saving plenty of cash building cheap “race” bikes.

    • jp182

      well somebodies got to pay for it.

      • yipY

        Well,Stoner decided to not pay for the bean counters thrift with his life I imagine.Is that what you meant as far as”Paying for it?”.Maybe to save money motoGP should only have 20 bikes for qualifing and only the top ten get to race to put real GP bikes on the grid.Not just a big field of B-graders to create color,sound and movement for cable.So few riders on the planet have the talent to ride them fastest and the bikes are so fast now that it is just plain dangerous to pass most of the time.The clever traction controls and black box technology required to be able to race with over 200bhp now mean granny could ride one to shop at Walmart.They may go fast but they are boring.They should have never abandoned the real GP two stroke classes.

        • rohorn

          “So few riders on the planet have the talent to ride them fastest and the bikes are so fast now that it is just plain dangerous to pass most of the time.”

          “The clever traction controls and black box technology required to be able to race with over 200bhp now mean granny could ride one to shop at Walmart.”

          So, which one is it?

          “They may go fast but they are boring.They should have never abandoned the real GP two stroke classes.”
          Yeah, I really miss the good old days when the only question was whether or not Doohan was going to win or crash and get seriously hurt – again. That was so much fun to watch! Makes me wonder how WSB got so popular back then…

          • yipY

            Which one is it? : Both.The second quote relates to current bikes placid nature that is so tamed that the engines are even tuned differently using GPS points in real time to suit each corner.I thought it was a riders job to work out how much throttle to use at each section of a track:not a black box talking to the sky.Circulating the bikes in the premier class mid pack and racing them in the top five are two very different things.
            Some riders are brilliant and are crashers,like Doohan.Some riders are crashers and are not,like Spies.Some rarely crash like 46.Without the occasional crash motoGP would be about as predictable as Letterman’s show.
            WSB has always disappointing to watch to me.Apart from Haga and Fogarty the riding bored me.I knew a rider and guys in a top WSB team and I couldn’t be bothered finding results or watching races on TV.Yawn.

          • yipY

            Anonymous nonsense from a runaway of the delete generation?Could be.

        • jp182

          Actually I was talking about who’s going to pay to manufacture the bikes, have them shipped around the world and pay the salaries for the mechanics.

  • http://www.facebook.com/homccoy Heather McCoy

    Sorry; lame interview. Didn’t tell me anything about the relevance of the wealthy, Formula-1-esque fan base they referred to, which makes me think niether of these guys understand the US market…not the same crowd as AMA pro racing, but same crowd as Formula 1? Uh, no. And did he really ask if investors chose MotoGP because of “love for the sport”? Somebody stop the turnip truck; you lost one!

    • yipY

      Anyone with serious cash to invest would know that FOREX or commodity traders would get a better return for them than any form of motor racing circus.Heather is a funny name for a guy.

      • http://profiles.google.com/mugget mugget man

        And I suppose you’d know that because you have serious cash to invest?

        • yipY

          I’ve got serious cash that I don’t have to invest.I spent most of my time selecting the next big toy or travel.

          • houleskis

            So in other words; you’re creating jobs ;)

    • http://twitter.com/KeyserBroze JB

      People with that kind of money choose to do some very strange things with it. The race series draws huge crowds and sees huge amounts of money spent on the seemingly fickle. It shouldn’t be surprising that the boys’ club found a way to get their money tied up in it.

  • GG