GPone.com was conceived by Paolo Scalera, an "historic" MotoGP journalist, long time correspondent of Motosprint, and now reporter for Corriere dello Sport, in the autumn of 1999.
The idea was to share the passion of motorcycling, and Grand Prix racing in particular, with users of the internet, by way of a website that was easy to use, timely, accurate and extremely competent.
An agreement reached first with Dorna, and then Infront Motor Sports, allowed GPone.com to use the logos of the two companies granted the television rights from the FIM.
For this reason, from the start, GPone.com was the only site publishing, almost in real time, the official MotoGP timing and results.
After a long initial phase in which the staff consisted of a group of passionate volunteers, the site saw the near simultaneous addition of Alberto Cani and Nereo Balanzin to cover MotoGP, and Claudio Porrozzi for Superbike.
Around this same time the versatile Luca Bologna was also added to the team, a man capable of going from a new bike test on track, to reporting from a MotoGP track, to editing the videos which populate the Youtube page of famous journalist Ernesto Emmi.
GPone.com also began to grow abroad, thanks to its friendly relationships with Dean Adams, driving force behind American site Superbikeplanet.com, David Emmet, creator of Motomatters.com, and Irishman John O'Line. Also fundamental was the help of extremely well informed Austrian journalist Gunther Wiesinger, the man behind SpeedWeek.ch.
The idea for the audio clips came from Nanni Scaglia, while Aldo Gandolfo also contributes to the videos.
More recently Alice Margaria, aka Alice Brum-Brum, joined the team, and, last but not least, New Yorker Sean Sedacca arrived to manage the English translations.
Technical and graphic support for GPone.com is provided by Studio Zac, run by Fabrizio Porrozzi, a noted Superbike and MotoGP photographer. His graphic design team is lead by Cinzia Giuriolo.
Photos come courtesy of PhotoMilagro's Gigi Soldano, Tino Martino, Stefano Taglioni and Simone Rosa, and the aforementioned Fabrizio Porrozzi.
Promotion and sponsorship is handled by Buffer Overflow S.r.l., which is aided by the expert collaboration of Fabrizio Marcucci.
GPone.com, well known amongst the riders, managers and team members, happily welcomes comments and contributions from the most capable and influential journalists in the world of motorcycling who use the site for work, pleasure... or an online archive.
Content: Studio Zac, Via Avezzano 20, Roma
Business: Buffer Overflow S.r.l., Via del Fontanile Arenato 288, 00163 Roma info(at)bufferoverflow-srl.it
Testata giornalistica: reg. n° 558 del 30/12/2003 c/o Tribunale di Roma