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After becoming the first motorsport to partner with Sportradar Integrity Services beginning for the 2017 season, Losail International Circuit saw the first “Intergrity Session” take place for the MotoGP™ paddock – just ahead of the first race of the year, the Qatar GP.
With support from FIM and IRTA, Team Managers and other personnel were invited to attend the session led by Sportradar, who are a leading company in sports data, digital content and fraud prevention systems. This session was the first as the initial three-year deal between the two parties gets in gear, with education and prevention of bad practice the aim.
A representative from Sportradar led the talk, focusing on betting, “race fixing”, odds, and more obvious forms of cheating or sporting corruption - with a host of examples from other sports of how more innocent seeming situations can change and become bigger issues. The aim is to educate teams, personnel and other stakeholders in MotoGP™ before any possible problems arise, so as to keep the sport’s bill of health as spotless in the future as it is now.
MotoGP™ is an example of the best sporting practices on the world stage and is actively investing in remaining so. No evidence of corruption, race fixing or fraudulent activity has been found in the paddock, and this session was the first step towards protecting the integrity of MotoGP™ for many years to come.