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Cycle News 2013 Issue 26 July 2

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INTERVIEW P78 WORLD SUPERBIKE DIRECTOR DANIEL CARRERA VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE cause I have been 12 years in Dorna, but in the events department and working directly with Javier aniel Carrera, the World Alonso. I was the main contact for Superbike Championship the circuits, for IRTA and the FIM director, is the man who is to prepare each event. So now it charged with making the champi- is a big change for me, in another onship work to its very position on the top of best - now and in the the structure, on all future. DORNA'S MAN areas, broadcasters, He spoke with us ON THE SCENE teams, sponsors. at the sixth round of The situation for IN WORLD the championship to the championship is try and explain how SUPERBIKE in the deepest point, Dorna views World TALKS ABOUT if we take into conSuperbike racing sideration the chamWHAT HE'S now that the MotoGP pionship in the last LEARNED AND five years. We know rights owners have had a chance to look WHERE THE that we have a very at their former rival good asset on our SERIES IS series up close. The hands because the HEADED future was also under action on the racediscussion, especialtrack is very nice but ly those aspects that the reality, due to the affect the technical and logistical economic situation of the world, possibilities in the short term. is that the teams are struggling to What are your first impres- finish the season. The broadcastsions of World Superbike now ers are not receiving the audience that you have been on the job figures they were expecting, so it is a big task to put everything in for some time? It is a big change for me be- the proper line to start growing. BY GORDON RITCHIE PHOTOGRAPHY BY GOLD & GOOSE D Dorna's Daniel Carrera is now the director of the World Superbike Championship and it's his mission to improve the series.

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