Ezpeleta on measures to reduce MotoGP™ costs

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

The CEO of Dorna Sports held meetings with the motorcycle manufacturers during the Official MotoGP™ Test at Sepang International Circuit regarding future regulations that aim to lower costs for teams in MotoGP.

CEO of Dorna Sports S.L, Carmelo Ezpeleta, arrived in Sepang yesterday to discuss with the bike manufacturers, first individually and then as a group, the future MotoGP class regulations to help reduce the costs for teams participating in the premier class.

The first proposal discussed with the factories was a two bike allowance per manufacturer available for lease to satellite teams. A meeting on March 23 at the Jerez Test will be held to agree upon the maximum sum to lease a bike for one season.

Further steps to reduce costs came from a proposal to reduce the number of bikes per rider to one each. The one bike per rider rule would be for one season, and decisions beyond 2013 would be decided later.

Ezpeleta also indicated that work to balance the performance between factory and CRT prototypes will continue, stating: "Proposals to reduce costs will be sent to the Motorcycle Sports Manufacturers' Association with the hope that decisions will be possible before June. Our aim in all of this is to give other teams the chance to participate in MotoGP," he concluded.

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