15 Dec 2017 acquires Netherlands

A large Dutch of fans contingent set off orange flares
Max Verstappen logo in the pitlane
 Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing RB13 Netherlands

The world’s fastest growing motorsport media brand acquires the biggest Dutch motorsport site

Dutch fans are set to be the big winners in 2018 with, the world’s fastest growing media brand, acquiring the biggest Dutch motorsport website to enhance its existing edition.

Motorsport Network’s Global F1 Fan Survey earlier this year confirmed the huge demand for high-quality motorsport content in Holland.

The Netherlands has a large and growing number of highly-engaged motorsport fans and with the acquisition of, the largest Dutch motorsport website, will greatly strengthen its position in the country.’s own editorial team will become part of’s Award-winning Netherlands team.

Fans are going to be the real winners with becoming part of,” said Colin Smith, Chief Executive Officer of Motorsport Network.

The existing team in the Netherlands already does an outstanding job, but by joining forces, we’ll provide even more expert content for an expanded audience of Dutch motorsports fans.”

Originally launched as in 1998, also covers other major championships around the world, both on two wheels and four.

Dutch fans will also enjoy access to’s range of content via the Motorsport mobile app. and its parent company,Motorsport Network has experienced rapid expansion in the past two years to become the world’s largest independent automotive and motorsport-related digital platform, connecting hundreds of millions of people that love motorsport and cars.

After starting 17 years ago in my bedroom with GPUpdate, a boy’s dream comes through by becoming now part of” said Jeroen Huis in ‘t Veld, Founder and Shareholder.

In today’s fast-changing media landscape scale, innovation and agility are very important,” said’s Managing Director and Shareholder, Stefan van den Berg.

We are proud that a global-leading motorsport media company like will now take GPUpdate to the next level.”

The deal is the latest high-profile and unique acquisition by Motorsport Network in recent months. In September 2017 Motorsport Network acquired Germany’s biggest motorsport digital media company – Sport Media Group GmbH, publisher of Germany’s leading websites and apps, and, greatly expanding its coverage in German language.