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Jim McDermott
Jim McDermott, testing Troy Bayliss's 1098 the day after he retired, having just won both races in it in Portimao 2008. No, he isn't doing 2 up rides (yet!)

Nicky Hayden takes Laguna Seca 2006
Pole Position Travel have been running tours to all the USA events since the return in 2005, and all GPs worldwide since 2006. Pictured is Nicky after winning Laguna in 2006, taken from our VIP Village suite.

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World leading destination specialist for MotoGP travel offers expanded service to US, Canadian and Mexican customers at 1-800-501-0302

New York, U.S.A., May 24, 2010 - Prague-based Pole Position Travel (, experts in MotoGP destination travel, announced today the opening of a North American office. Intended to offer expanded local customer service to U.S., Canadian and Mexican racing fans, the office will be helmed by newly hired North American Business Development Manager Jim McDermott. McDermott is a highly experienced moto-journalist whose work has appeared on,, in Roadracer X magazine, and many others.

"Our goal for this new branch is simple: make it more convenient for North America-based fans to experience the spectacle that is MotoGP racing, whether at the U.S. rounds or abroad," said Pole Position Managing Director Gordon Howell. "And we couldn't be more excited about having Jim, who has travelled to motorcycle racing events all over the world as a journalist, onboard to share his experiences with our customers."

McDermott, who has been writing about World Championship motorcycle racing since 2004, enthused: "When a pack of MotoGP bikes rush by you at full throttle, it's an unbelievably visceral experience that TV just cannot convey. Pole Position has a superb range of products from tickets all the way up to immersive experiences with MotoGP teams. I'm looking forward to helping customers in North America fulfill their MotoGP travel dreams, and working with the motorcycle industry to creative raise the visibility of both Pole Position Travel, and this incredible sport."

The North American office's hours of operation are Monday to Friday, 10am to 7pm east coast time. Phone number is 1-800-501-0302.

Pole Position Travel, the world leader in MotoGP destination travel, has offered MotoGP packages since 2002. Pole Position is officially licensed by Dorna Sports, the MotoGP series organizers, to sell MotoGP VIP Village; and works with all circuits and destinations to bring full service tours from economy to top VIP / Corporate levels. Pole Position Travel also sponsors several teams and riders, and is an official partner of MotoGP team San Carlo Honda Gresini; giving customers a unique opportunity to get 'inside' the sport and be alongside team, riders, pits and paddock during the MotoGP weekends.



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