Superbikes and Moto GP unite

The organisers of rival motorcycling race series MotoGP and World Superbikes have agreed to bring their interests together for the first time.

Dorna Sports and Infront Sports & Media, who organise MotoGP and World Superbikes respectively, will integrate the two formats while continuing to manage the events as distinct championships.

The chief executive of Dorna, Carmelo Ezpeleta, said: "We're very excited to have the two top motorcycle road racing series under one roof."