MotoGP, "Misano GP behind closed doors, but also with limited participation"

The promoters say: "Two fundamental aspects must be resolved – health/safety and economic. The scenario is wide-open: we must strictly respect the rules."


Yesterday we published an interview with Andrea Albani, director of the 'Marco Simoncelli' circuit, in which the manager spoke of the almost total certainty of being able to hold the Grand Prix on the scheduled date. Today there is a statement from the promoters: The Republic of San Marino, the Emilia-Romagna Region, the Province of Rimini and the Misano World Circuit, which even assumes a partial reopening.

Here is the press release from the Misano World Circuit:

"The words of President Stefano Bonaccini are a powerful stimulus to continue the work we have been doing in recent weeks to keep the San Marino and Riviera di Rimini Grand Prix scheduled from 11 to 13 September.

It is clear that two fundamental aspects must be resolved: on the one hand, health and safety, because the evolution of the infection and the consequent opportunities that this will allow are paramount and come before any other consideration; on the other, the economic sustainability of the organization, which clearly takes on a completely new profile in this situation.

On the first aspect, we are all confident that we will soon return to racing and that a solution regarding public participation will find an answer. The scenario is wide-open: events could be behind closed doors, but also with limited participation and strict compliance with the rules that we know well. We'll see.

On economic sustainability it must be said that the promoters (Republic of San Marino, Emilia-Romagna Region, Province of Rimini and Misano World Circuit) are determined and convinced that they will find a solution to allow the Grand Prix to be organized. It is an event capable of transmitting to the whole world the image of a vibrant area from a tourism point of view, already in motion with its hospitality industry. Promotion projects have already been outlined, there is the full collaboration of the television platform so that what is objectively a difficulty can be transformed into the best possible opportunity. There is daily contact with Dorna and its CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta, we are open to all solutions.

These are arguments based on the solidity of a proactive cooperation. We have always entrusted the event with a primary role in the promotional strategies of an area that has extraordinary links with motorsport. Today, in this sense, the Grand Prix takes on an even more strategic importance.

Today we are optimistic, the outlook for the Grand Prix of San Marino and the Riviera of Rimini is looking positive and is no longer in doubt."



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