MotoGP™ & Quirónsalud reinforce commitment to rider health

The new Quirónprevención MotoGP™ Health Center is officially launched at the Circuito de Jerez-Angel Nieto

Quirónsalud has been looking after riders in the FIM MotoGP™ World Championship for more than a decade. For 2023 and with a view to future seasons, the relationship now expands once again to further strengthen the health care offered to the MotoGP™ paddock before, during and after each race.

The Gran Premio MotoGP™ Guru by Gryfyn de España, now underway at the Circuito de Jerez-Angel Nieto, hosted the presentation of some key innovations in 2023, including the flagship new Quirónprevención MotoGP™ Health Center. A fully equipped healthcare space, the Center counts on the skill of a team of highly specialised professionals to cover all the healthcare needs that any member of the paddock may have.

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Dr. Ángel Charte, Director of the Quirónsalud MotoGP Medical Team: “We have achieved a very powerful structure, with highly specialised professionals, especially in the field of rehabilitative physiotherapy, which assures we will be able to take care of the riders’ health at all times – especially in the recovery process after the demanding physical effort they make in each race, or when it comes to competing again after an injury, enabling them to do so in the best circumstances possible.”

The new Quirónprevención MotoGP™ Health Center incorporates state-of-the-art technology and the most complete equipment to treat all kinds of health issues related to the musculoskeletal system and/or tissue. It also counts on the expertise of a group of professionals specialised in the field of physiotherapy, nutrition and performance analysis, led by Jaime Benito, whose breadth of knowledge and experience guarantee the best diagnosis and treatment for each rider.

Throughout the season, the team will also carry out different assessments analyses on the riders, in addition to those already carried out by the Quirónsalud MotoGP Medical Team at the beginning of the season – enabling the team to obtain biomarkers, biomechanical factors and other useful information that will mean they’re able to define personalised recovery guidelines in terms of nutrition, hydration and rest.

The new Health Centre also joins the two intensive care cars that the MotoGP™ Medical Team has had for years, coordinated by Dr. Charte, which are perfectly equipped for the management of any emergency trackside care.

Fernando Camino, General Director of Quirónprevención: "The objective is to help the riders to compete in the best physical and mental health conditions, minimizing recovery times after the effort they make in each race.” Quirónsalud's preventative health company also already collaborated with MotoGP™ after activity had been on hold due to the pandemic, designing a rigorous contingency plan at each circuit.

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Carmelo Ezpeleta, CEO of Dorna Sports: “We are proud to continue counting on Quirónsalud when it comes to offering the best care throughout the Championship, both to the riders and to all the members of the paddock. It gives us peace of mind to know that we are in the best hands.”

About Quirónsalud: 
Quirónsalud is the leading hospital group in Spain and, together with its parent Fresenius-Helios, also in Europe. In addition to its activity in Spain, Quirónsalud is also present in Latin America, predominantly in Colombia and Peru. In total, the group has more than 45,000 professionals in more than 180 health centers, including 58 hospitals with more than 8,000 beds. It has cutting edge technology and a large team of highly specialized professionals with international recognition and prestige. Among its centers are the Fundación Jiménez Díaz University Hospital, Teknon Medical Center, Ruber Internacional, Quirónsalud Madrid University Hospital, Quirónsalud Barcelona Hospital, Dexeus University Hospital, Gipuzkoa Polyclinic, General University Hospital of Catalonia, Quirónsalud Sagrado Corazón Hospital, etc.

The Group works to promote teaching – ten of its hospitals are university hospitals – and medical-scientific research. For example the FJD Health Research Institute is accredited by the Secretary of State for Research, Development and Innovation.

Similarly, its care service is organized into units and networks that allow the experience gained throughout the different centers to be optimized, and results and studies to be clinically transferred. Quirónsalud is currently carrying out a range of research projects throughout Spain, and many of its centers carry out cutting-edge work in this field, earning their place as pioneers across different specialties including oncology, cardiology, endocrinology, gynecology, neurology and more.

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