MotoGP, Ezpeleta: "22 Grand Prix in 2022 and Spanish rounds on rotation"

Portimao is knocking on the world championship door: "We can't have 5 rounds on the Iberian peninsula. If a particular track doesn't like it, then that would make things easier"


The MotoGP aims to match Formula 1, with the aim of hosting 22 rounds a year by 2022, a number that the cars will already achieve next season. Dorna CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta confirmed this plan while talking to Spanish publication AS.

new for il 2020 is the Finnish GP but other countries are also knocking on the door. Starting with Portimao, already a 'reserve' track for next year.

We can't have five rounds on the Iberian peninsula, the best idea would be rotate between the Spanish rounds" confirms Ezpeleta.

Four races in Spain is already a lot, but it's also true that Barcelona, Jerez and Valencia, and to a less extent Aragon, always attract big numbers. A championship that looks to the world cannot focus too much on one nation though.

Hence, the idea to introduce a rotation system, one of the Spanish rounds excluded each year.

I'll start talking to the various tracks, starting with Aragon because we're there for the race next week. If any track doesn't like this idea, it would make things easier for us”.


Translated by Heather Watson

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