File this one under stuff we couldn’t make up if we tried (although the fake press release would be awesome). Dorna Sports, media rights holder to our one and only MotoGP World Championship racing series, has been declared the “Best Spanish Business”…in Italy…by the Spanish Chamber of Commerce…in Italy…yeah it just got that weird.
Apparently the Spanish Chamber of Commerce, which operates in Italy and helps facilitate business operations between the two countries, has made it a habit to recognize Spanish businesses that have a substantial amount of their business in Italy, and promote the economies of both countries, which is great, if not slightly strange.
The ninth annual time that Spain has acknowledged the work of Spanish business collaborating with and working in Italy, Dorna was singled-out for its work in promoting MotoGP Championship worldwide, as well as in Italy, which is one of GP racing’s largest markets.
Receiving the award from the Minister of the Spanish Embassy in Italy, Raul Bartolomé, Dorna CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta was on-hand to accept the award on behalf of Dorna Sports. Veteran rider Loris Capirossi was also in attendance at the event as the Italian representative of MotoGP.