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MotoGP: Ultimate Racing Announced For XBox

by Thomas on Jan. 17, 2002 @ 7:54 p.m. PST

THQ Inc., today announced MotoGP: Ultimate Racing Technology for the Xbox video game system from Microsoft. Scheduled for release in summer 2002, MotoGP: Ultimate Racing Technology puts players in control of some of the fastest, most thrilling machines on two-wheels.

MotoGP is the world's fastest, most advanced form of motorcycle racing. With 16 Grand Prix races taking place on all five continents, MotoGP is watched in 208 countries around the world with an average audience of 329 million television viewers per event. The world's leading motorcycle manufacturers including Honda, Suzuki and Yamaha all participate with their own state-of-the-art, high-tech motorcycles unique to the MotoGP Championships. MotoGP is owned and controlled by Dorna.

"We're thrilled to bring the power and advanced racing technology of MotoGP to the Xbox," said Germaine Gioia, vice president, licensing, THQ. "With more than 50 years of racing heritage and 1.5 million trackside spectators, MotoGP is one of the strongest worldwide motorcycle licenses."

"We are very pleased with our agreement with premier game publisher THQ," commented SR Carmelo Ezpeleta, CEO, Dorna. "Once more, MotoGP steps to the forefront of motor sports by linking one of the greatest sports on wheels with the latest technology released by Microsoft."

About MotoGP: Ultimate Racing Technology
MotoGP: Ultimate Racing Technology puts players in control of some of the most advanced racing machines on the planet. Developed by Climax, the game features ten real world tracks, all of the 500cc bikes and riders from the 2001 MotoGP series and an intuitive, arcade style control system with experience credits for the hardcore racing fan. With a variety of innovative gameplay elements, supported by revolutionary graphical and technical features, MotoGP: Ultimate Racing Technology brings the ideal gaming mix of speed, style and technology to Xbox and PC. Ultra realistic vehicle physics, the ability to develop and customize riders, and a four-player, split-screen, multiplayer mode make this one of the most in-depth motorcycle racing games to date. MotoGP will also be available for Game Boy® Advance in March.

About Dorna
Dorna, based in Madrid, Spain, controls the world's top motorcycle sports, including the Motocross World Championships, the Supercross World Championships and MotoGP. The Dorna website is located at http://www.motograndprix.com.

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