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MP & Silva, WorldSBK Extend Partnership In Latin America, Caribbean

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 02 / 27 / 17

MP & Silva and Dorna World Superbike Organization, the commercial rights holder of the FIM Superbike World Championship, announced a two-year extension of their media rights deal. The extension applies to all 51 territories across Latin America and the Caribbean, excluding Brazil. The extended m...

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