MIAMI – (May 11, 2016) – Motorsport.com, a Miami-based technology and digital media company with 21 global editions, today announced its acquisition of gp-live.hu, Hungary’s most-visited motorsports website.
As part of the acquisition, Motorsport.com will launch Motorsport.com - HUNGARY, a Hungarian sister motor racing website which will cover all major racing series including Formula 1, World Endurance Championship, MotoGP, World Rally Championship, World Touring Car Championship and more.
“I am truly honored by Motorsport.com’s decision to enter Hungary and bring to our dedicated readership their industry-leading editorial coverage of all things motorsports,” said Krisztián Bárkányi, CEO, gp-live.hu. “Hungary has a proud racing tradition that goes back eight decades, including 30 straight years hosting Grands Prix at the legendary Hungaroring race track just north of Budapest. There is no better digital media platform in the world that can provide the depth and breath of auto racing coverage than Motorsport.com.”
The new Hungary-based URL will provide comprehensive information and motorsports content while featuring up-to-the-minute news, statistics, digital images, and videos – including the weekly programs Inside Grand Prix and Inside WEC on Motorsport.tv.
“Gp-live.hu has served as the go-to source for motorsports news and information in Hungary for nearly a decade,” said Filippo Salza, president of Motorsport.com – Europe. “Our position in Hungary further exemplifies our commitment in providing the most comprehensive and diversified motorsports coverage in the world.”
The new Hungarian operation will be based in Budapest and go online in 2016.
Formed in 1994, Motorsport.com is technologically advanced international digital media group specializing in motor racing content offering 21 editions in 14 languages, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It is part of the Motorsport Network company.
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