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#MotoGP, Carmelo Ezpeleta: “No Asian GP with closed doors”

Dorna Sports CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta talked with ESPN about the current MotoGP calendar situation, expressing that there is not chance Asian GP will be taken without public, while European ones could be disputed even with closed doors

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#MotoGP, Carmelo Ezpeleta: “No Asian GP with closed doors”
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We still miss a provisional 2020 MotoGP Calendar, but we are really close to have one as Championship start is set for 19th July in Spain at Jerez de la Frontera. It is just about to wait what Spanish government will decide, but there are optimistic rumors.

The most probable scenario is to have 12-13 European Grands Prix between July and November to move then to Asia and America. Anyway, if having races in Europe seems to be possible even without any public, we could not say the same about Asian ones.

It was Carmelo Ezpeleta, Dorna Sports CEO, who admitted that it would be difficult to race in Asia without the fans: “We would really like to go racing in Asia – first said Ezpeleta to ESPN but going there without public is impossible looking at the costs. In this condition, we could not race in Asia”.

Dorna Sports CEO explained why racing in Europe is possible even with closed doors: “We are discussing with the promoters, racing in Europe without public is not impossible. Since the start we looked at the best possible scenario to keep racing in 2020. First of all we tried to reduce the costs with the manufacturers, FIM and IRTA”.

In conclusion, Carmelo Ezpeleta said once again the plan for 2020: “Our idea is to have 12-13 European Grands Prix between July and November, moving then to Asia and America. Maybe at the beginning of September we will be able to announce if non-European Grands Prix could be taken or not”.

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