MotoGP, More time on TV during start procedure

After a request from broadcasters, riders will have more time on the grid to allow for better coverage of all the teams.


The Grand Prix Commission, made of up Carmelo Ezpeleta (Dorna's CEO), Paul Duparc (FIM), Herve Poncharal (IRTA), and Takanao Tsubouchi (MSMA) reached the following decision during a video meeting held on the 19th:


Requests were received from various broadcasters to allow for more time to cover the starting grid procedure of the MotoGP. They believed that this change could also benefit the teams, since it would allow the broadcasters to cover the riders in all positions on the starting grid. Consequently, the following modification to the procedure was approved by the Grand Prix Commission.

The procedure will be effective from the first event in 2020 in Qatar.

Pit Lane Open: 25 minutes (instead of 20) before the start of the race (13:35 standard time).

Pit Lane Close: 20 minutes (instead of 15) before the start of the race (13:40 standard time).

Wet Race Start: Pit Lane Open for 10 minutes (as is currently) up to 15 minutes before the start of the race.

All other procedures remain unchanged.


Translated by Leila Myftija

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