NEWS - Thursday, January 17, 2002

THQ Announces MotoGP for Xbox

THQ Announces MotoGP: Ultimate Racing Technology for Xbox

Ultra Realistic Racing Game Is The Supreme Combination of Man and Machine

January 2002 - THQ Inc. has announced MotoGP: Ultimate Racing Technology for the XboxTM 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."


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