Dorna Sports was honored on Thursday evening when the Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Italy awarded the organizers of the MotoGP World Championship the "Best Spanish Business in Italy" prize.
The ninth edition of the prestigious award, which recognizes the impact of the close collaboration with major Italian businesses, was bestowed on Dorna for its administration of the 2010 FIM MotoGP World Championship and the worldwide effect of the successful organization of this year’s competition.
In particular, Dorna’s dynamism and interaction with Italian companies was heralded by the Chamber of Commerce, with the management of events and sponsorships and the distribution of the MotoGP image highly commended.
Mr Carmelo Ezpeleta, Dorna CEO, was present at the ceremony in Milan to receive the prestigious award from Mr Raul Bartolomé, Minister of the Spanish Embassy in Italy, and expressed his appreciation of the strong support that had always been present for the company in Italy and which had contributed to the success of the World Championship.
MotoGP rider Loris Capirossi was also in attendance as an Italian representative of the World Championship.
The Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Italy was founded in 1953 with the objective of the promotion of trade between the two countries, and the Board now consists of 15 representatives from major businesses which are key to the strong economic relationship between Spain and Italy.