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.

International company

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 Honda 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 Cup 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

Dorna Values

The core elements and values of Dorna’s championships are widely recognised by millions of fans.



Dorna History

Dorna has not only maintained the passion and excitement of this historic sport, but has also brought in cohesion, structure and a sustainable business model to drive forward at an ever greater pace.

Social Responsibility

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, the official charity of the MotoGPTM World Championship, holds fundraising events around the world for programmes that enable health workers in rural Africa have access to reliable motorcycles and ambulances to reach even the more isolated communities. This has resulted in millions of people getting the lifesaving healthcare they need, often for the first time in their lives.

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.


WorldSBK supports the Fondazione Telethon to assist with research into rare genetic disorders. The MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship has committed to support research by partnering with Fondazione Telethon in a number of initiatives.

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.

Carmelo Ezpeleta

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

Enrique Aldama

Chief Operating & Financial Officer

Born in Madrid in 1964, Enrique Aldama studied a degree in Business and Administration at the Colegio Universitario de Estudios Financieros de Madrid (CUNEF). Aldama started his career working for Banesto in New York… More

Manel Arroyo

Chief Commercial Officer

Manel Arroyo was born in Vic (Barcelona) on May 10th 1960. In his early years Arroyo worked for Radio Nacional de España as a journalist and in 1986 he joined the national Spanish television… More

Carlos Ezpeleta

Chief Sporting Officer

Born in Barcelona in 1991, Carlos Ezpeleta moved to Madrid shortly after, where he studied at Numont Primary School and the International College of Spain. His passion for both sports… More