The ABC of MotoGP Hospitality
The A-Z of MotoGP Hospitality
There can be little doubt that MotoGP hospitality packages are one of the best ways to enjoy a weekend of racing, and one of the most powerful tools in sports marketing.
MotoGP hospitality can provide great B2B opportunities, excellent perks for staff or existing clients, and a great day or weekend out for stakeholders. Think gourmet food, and the chance to get close to some of the most iconic motor-racing events in the world…
We could never list all of the benefits of MotoGP hospitality, so we thought we’d point out some of the most important with an A-Z…
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A is for Account managers
On site account managers are key to properly enjoying a MotoGP weekend, and are there to ensure that your experience is as successful as possible. With their experience, they can show you the best of the races behind the scenes, arrange some exclusive experiences, answer your questions, and provide you and your guests with the very best MotoGP VIP Village experience.
B is for Bespoke
True VIP hospitality packages are tailor-made to your needs, so don’t be afraid to ask for exactly what you need – whether that’s a personal shuttle to the circuit, or a helicopter to take your CEO straight in the action.
C is for Corporat
A day at the races is the perfect tool for any company or brand – it’s a great way to reward staff, and a great incentive for top customers or potential clients. We can tailor a corporate hospitality package to suit the scale and needs of your business, whatever its size – so don’t be afraid to ask.
D is for Dress code
It’s good to know that, although there are no specific rules on how you should dress in a MotoGP paddock, a smart casual outfit is recommended (so no tank tops or flip-flops). Khakis and plain shirt always do the job.
E is for Eating
Although bars, kiosks and sandwich carts are aplenty out of the race tracks, within the paddock there are restricted catering opportunities. If you’re a MotoGP VIP Village guest, however, you’ll be taking advantage of the gourmet catering that is available – and the food will likely be flowing all day. Cheers!
F is for Finish line
Where it all begins, and where it all ends. If it’s a thrill you’re looking for, the finish line is where you have to be to witness the roar of the start and the pure joy of the winning teams. Here, MotoGP VIP Village pass-holders can enjoy a superb private grandstand for their viewing pleasure.
G is for Garages
Garages are the beating heart of a racing weekend: these ultra-private locations hide MotoGP’s best kept secrets and feature state-of-the-art tech. Access is strictly forbidden not only to fans but also to regular paddock pass-holders, so only super-select guests are allowed into the premises. If you want to pay a visit, just let us know.
H is for Hospitality
MotoGP hospitality packages and programmes are the ideal way of winning new clients or of gaining your partners’ loyalty, by providing them a ringside seat at the major events. They offer an ideal environment to overcome the professional barriers of the client-supplier relationship, to forge strong and long-lasting relationships, provide exciting developments for the business, and to reach new agreements in a casual setting.
I is for International
For nine months of the year the MotoGP VIP Village travels around the world with the MotoGP Championship, providing the same top-notch services and entertainment to clients and guests at each and every event. So, it doesn’t matter if you’re in Japan or Tuscany: you will enjoy all the quality of gourmet food and the excitement of the entertainment programme wherever you are in the world.
K is for KTM
The Austrian Team, heavily backed by energy drink giant Red Bull, made their official premier class debut in the 2017 season and have been challenging the more established teams at MotoGP events ever since.
L is for Lane
The Pit Lane is the small strip of tarmac connecting the garages and the track. From here, bikes and riders launch into the circuit, under the alert eye of the pitwall – the small control centre each team has located onto the main straight. VIP Village pass-holders can access the Pit Lane during the Pit Lane Walk, an exclusive service offered by the MotoGP VIP Village.
M is for Motorhome
Unlike from F1 drivers, who sleep in hotels, MotoGP riders enjoy their bit of track life and sleep and relax in motorhomes parked right in the paddock. Far from being sloppy caravans for Sunday campers, these wonders feature big-screen TVs, PlayStations, Wi-fi networks, and hardwood floors. Obviously, the most photographed of these motorhomes is frequented by star rider Valentino Rossi.
N is for Networking
The paddock is a perfect place to secure great B2B relationships and build on those you already have. Think of it as a private club, where CEOs and stakeholders can discuss business whilst enjoying the pleasure of weekend of racing.
O is for Overseas
MotoGP races outside of Europe are called “overseas”. The outlook of the paddock during these weekends is slightly different, as teams cannot ship their gear and equipment via their standard trucks – and have to fly their stuff via plane.
P is for Paddock
The MotoGP paddock is the enclosed area behind the pits where the teams keep their transporters, motorhomes, hospitality facilities and gear. Access to the paddock is via Paddock Pass only, and regular fans are not allowed in this area. Paddock Passes can be permanent or for a single-event, and are given to official personnel, staff and guests of the teams and the organisers – they cannot be purchased or sold, added to their exclusivity.
Q is for Qualifying
Qualifying is one of the most exciting moments of a race weekend. On Saturday afternoon teams and riders battle each other one fastest lap at a time to secure front row starts for the big day on the Sunday. So, if you are a MotoGP VIP Village guest book your ticket for Saturday as well: you will not regret it.
R is for RTR Sports Marketing
We have been in the Paddock for more than 15 years and are an official MotoGP VIP Village agency. Give us a ring or drop us a line if you want more information about MotoGP hospitality packages or want to book your seat at the next Grand Prix.
S is for Safety
The aspect of safety is way too often underestimated, but motorsports can of course be dangerous. Always stick to the instructions of the staff, do not enter restricted access areas, and always use a careful eye if you are strolling in the paddock – riders and staff use scooters to quickly zoom from their motorhome to their garages.
T is for Trucks
Everything you see or enter is either a truck or has been shipped by trucks. These road giants truly are a masterpiece of industrial engineering and, when parked, quickly evolve in luxurious MotoGP hospitality venues, state-of-the-art offices, and hyper technological garages.
U is for UK
Along with other important tracks, such as Mugello or Assen, MotoGP Silverstone is a place full of charm and racing history. Located halfway between London and Birmingham, this splendid venue can mix great heritage and high tech, making the Great Britain Grand Prix a remarkable event in the calendar.
V is for VIP Village
The MotoGP VIP Village represents excellence in the MotoGP hospitality world and is the most exclusive place to meet your clients – with exclusive locations, catering of the highest quality, and superb entertainment.
X is for X2 Ducati
If you’ve been to a MotoGP Grand Prix before, you might have seen the double-seated Ducati X2 speeding around the track. These modified bikes, in which a lucky guest can be seated right behind a Ducati rider, are part of a very successful activation programme led by Ducati’s main sponsor. Needless to say, the experience is a once in a lifetime one, and is invite-only.
W is for Worth it
We might be biased, but we believe that MotoGP hospitality packages are absolutely worth it – no matter if you’re a private client buying a VIP Village pass or a marketing manager taking your best guests to the track. A day at the races is an unforgettable experience and the thrill of being in the paddock, amongst the pinnacle of two-wheel racing, is something you, your clients and guests will never forget.
Y is for Yamaha
Valentino Rossi’s presence alone makes every Yamaha hospitality truck or garage in the world a fan favourite, with hundreds of screaming yellow-fellows waiting for the 46 to show up.
Z is for Zone access
Not all passes are created equal – in fact, there are several (usually seven) types of MotoGP Pass for each GP, providing access to different areas of the circuit. These passes include Paddock, Commercial, Grid, Media, Track, and often others. Zones can be separated by fences and gates (as the paddock), or by security personnel.
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Y – Yamaha
Possibly, the Rossi and Vinales duo is the main headline in this 2017 MotoGP season and the Iwata manufacturer is ready to battle Honda in the fight for the Crown. Of course, Rossi’s presence alone makes each and every Yamaha hospitality truck or garage a fan favorite around the world, with hundreds of screaming yellow-fellows waiting for the 46 to show up
Z – Zone access
Not all passes are created equal. All LOLs apart, there are several (usually 7) types of MotoGP Pass for each GP, providing access to different areas of the circuit (for instance: Paddock, Commercial, Grid, Media, Track and so on). Zones can be separated by fences and gates (as the paddock) or by Security Personnel and are accessible only if the correct pass is presented and electronically scanned.