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A mid-summer night's dream in Qatar: MotoGP and SBK together at the Grand Prix!

Manager of the Losail circuit is ready to recuperate the premier class race. The most fascinating hypothesis would be to combine prototypes and derivatives in a single weekend.

MotoGP: A mid-summer night's dream in Qatar: MotoGP and SBK together at the Grand Prix!


The 2020 championship season will start tomorrow, even if it will be a halfway start. Only the Moto2s and Moto3s will be racing on the Losail circuit, while the MotoGPs have already been packed away in their crates waiting to (maybe) take off for Austin.

It will be a very special and unique Grand Prix in the history of motorcycling, but the Coronavirus emergency means that the impossible has become possible.

But they haven't given up on seeing the MotoGP race in Qatar. Juan Baquero is the manager of the Losail circuit and, in an interview with Radio Marca, he stated that he's available to recuperate the GP.

It's an open topic. There is no date right now, and we have no idea if there will be a MotoGP race, but we are available. Dorna knows this, and it will do all it can to see to this,” he said.

It's only a hypothesis for now, but if they think this through, trying to transform the problem into an opportunity, they might be able to organize something unique in Qatar.

After the SBK round postponement in Losail was announced, the crazy idea would be to find one weekend date for both the MotoGP and the Superbike races, bringing together two worlds that have traveled parallel roads so far.

The fact that all the championships are under Dorna makes it impossible to fulfill this dream and, without a doubt, from a media standpoint, it would be an unprecedented event for motorcycling. Rossi, Marquez, Dovizioso and Rea, Bautista, Redding, all in the same paddock for 3 days for a great show. Motorcycling and speed fans couldn't ask for more.

But finding a date to suit both wouldn't be an easy task, unless they want to take advantage of the month of July, when both championships are on a break.

Only a dream, for now, but sometimes dreams can come true.

Translated by Leila Myftija

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