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MotoGP parent Dorna Sports reportedly nears sale

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Mar 4, 2024
Luca Marini of Italy and Repsol Honda Team rounds the bend during the Qatar MotoGP Official Test at Losail Circuit on February 20, 2024 in Doha, Qatar.

Luca Marini during the Qatar MotoGP Official Test at Losail Circuit on Feb. 20 in Doha, Qatar. Photo: Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images

Bridgepoint Group is in advanced talks to sell its stake in MotoGP rights-holder Dorna Sports at a €4 billion valuation, Sky News reports.

Why it matters: The sale could bring more global attention to the sport, like seen with the growth of Formula One.

The intrigue: Formula One owner Liberty Media is the bid's frontrunner, according to Sky News.

By the numbers: Bridgepoint owns about 40% of Dorna, per Sky News.

  • The London-based private equity firm bought a 71% stake in Dorna from CVC in 2006. It sold a 39% stake to the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board in 2012.

Bridgepoint and Liberty Media did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

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