Discover what’s inside Dorna
We are passionate about growing motorcycle racing so it can continue to stand-out from all other motorsport Championships,whilst also aiming to maintain MotoGP™’s position as the most exciting racing spectacle on the planet. We seek to engage fans around the world and increase recognition and passion for this historic sport.
Founded in 1988, Dorna Sports became organiser of the FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix (MotoGP™) in 1991 and has been the exclusive commercial and television rights holder. Based in Madrid, Spain, with subsidiaries in Barcelona and Rome, the company is a leader in sports management, marketing and media, and has seen continued growth over the years; expanding its focus from solely MotoGP™ to include other leading motorcycle racing championships across the globe.
Those now include the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK), the Finetwork FIM JuniorGP™, the Idemitsu Asia Talent Cup and the R&G British Talent Cup, with the new Northern Talent Cup becoming the latest path on the Road to MotoGP™ in 2020.
Dorna has also been co-organiser of the Red Bull MotoGP™ Rookies Cup since its inception in 2007, and in 2019 the FIM Enel MotoE™ World Championship began, an all-new electric series racing at a number of Grands Prix throughout the season.
At Dorna, we strongly believe in re-investing in motorcycle racing and giving back everything the sport gives us.
We want to be a driving force for development and growth in motorsport. The expansion of Dorna Sports’ racing portfolio has helped to create synergies between these championships in key markets around the world, aiding not only in the promotion and running of events but also continually attracting and developing new riders, manufacturers, and brands, creating an important foundation from which the sport can continue its incredible ascent.
In addition to the fundamental business of racing motorcycles, Dorna Sports also markets Ad-Time; a rotating LED advertising board system used in sports such as football (soccer), volleyball, baseball, and basketball. Spain and Japan are the core markets for Ad-Time.
The company’s principal shareholders are funds managed by Bridgepoint Capital and The Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board.
The sports management, marketing and media company has seen continued
growth over the years
The core elements and values of Dorna’s championships are widely recognised by millions of fans.
Dorna takes social responsibility very seriously, seeking to act for the benefit of wider society. Here the motivation is to maintain a sustainable balance between economic goals and the world’s natural ecosystems, whilst also seeking to improve the health of millions of individuals.
Two Wheels for Life and MotoGPTM
Saving lives in Africa
Two Wheels for Life is the official charity of MotoGP™, supporting programmes that ensure health care reaches some of the most remote communities in Lesotho, Malawi, Nigeria and The Gambia. Working with partner organisation Riders for Health, Two Wheels’ localled and managed programmes focus on transport for health workers, ensuring healthcare services reach the most remote parts of each community – where motorcycles are the perfect tool.
Safe and Green
Keep it Shiny and Sustainable
KISS is an enviromental programme launched by the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM), and stands for “Keep it Shiny & Sustainable”. Its FIM Enviromental Ambassadors, Valentino Rossi and Marc Marquez, are among just some of the MotoGPTM personalities campaigning for a greener and safer race weekend. Supported by Dorna and IRTA, KISS aims to involve the public in initiatives that are both environmentally and socially sustainable.
Meet our team
An experienced multinational team of 280 full-time employees, with a further 300 part-time professionals during peak work periods, are the basis of Dorna’s continued success.
Chief Executive Officer
Born in Barcelona in 1946, Carmelo Ezpeleta is passionate about sports. He was an amateur motorcycle rider and car driver and stood out as an amateur pelota (Jai Alai) player…. More
Chief Operating & Financial Officer
Enrique Aldama joined Dorna in 1998 as a shareholder and Managing Director before becoming COO/CFO in 2001. He is responsible for General Organization, Legal, Finance, Administration, Technology… More
Chief Sporting Officer
Carlos Ezpeleta joined Dorna Sports as an intern in 2007, took on a full-time role in 2013 and has since worked his way to Chief Sporting Officer, directly responsible for the Sporting and Technical… More