Carmelo Ezpeleta

  • MotoGP: British and Australian Grand Prix CANCELLED

    MotoGP: British and Australian Grand Prix CANCELLED

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    MotoGP organisers have confirmed that there’s going to be no top level racing at Silverstone and Phillip Island during the 2020 season. As a result of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak and the numerous calendar changes, it has been announced that the British and Australian Grand Prix have been cancelled for 2020. The British Grand Prix…

  • MotoGP: German, Dutch and Finnish Grands Prix cancelled

    MotoGP: German, Dutch and Finnish Grands Prix cancelled

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    Dorna has just announced that there will be no racing at Sachsenring, Assen and KymiRing in 2020, as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. The Grand Prix Deutschland was set to take place at the Sachsenring across the 19-21 June, the TT Assen at the TT Circuit Assen was scheduled for the 26-28 June, and…

  • MotoGP: The USA round falls under Austin, Texas’ new ‘State of Emergency’ ruling. Prospects look iffy for April.

    MotoGP: The USA round falls under Austin, Texas’ new ‘State of Emergency’ ruling. Prospects look iffy for April.

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    After the cancellation of the 2020 opening round of the MotoGP championship and the postponement of the second round in Thailand (move to October in the calendar, to replace the Aragon round) there now seems to be early indications that another round of race action is falling foul of Coronavirus. The, what-would-have-been third round of…

  • MotoGP: Dorna boss Ezpeleta talks about the Coronavirus plans: 'We will race at Christmas if we have to and GPs run behind closed doors might happen!'

    MotoGP: Dorna boss Ezpeleta talks about the Coronavirus plans: 'We will race at Christmas if we have to and GPs run behind closed doors might happen!'

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    So here’s quite the set of quotes from Carmelo Ezpeleta, Dorna boss (basically the head honcho of MotoGP) about the impacts of the Coronavirus and how it will/could/might continue to disrupt the MotoGP calendar this year. There’s already been some upheaval in MotoGP plans with this weekend’s opening round of the MotoGP championship being cancelled…

  • MotoGP boss: "There will absolutely be a 2020 MotoGP season."

    MotoGP boss: "There will absolutely be a 2020 MotoGP season."

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    In a statement from Carmelo Ezpeleta, Dorna boss, things are starting to sound a bit desperate as far as the rest of 2020’s MotoGP happenings go. Clearly trying to alleviate any fears of further cancellations or postponements after this weekend’s MotoGP round at Qatar was cancelled and the season’s second round at Thailand was postponed…

  • MotoGP: Kawasaki wants to put its WSB bike into MotoGP races!

    MotoGP: Kawasaki wants to put its WSB bike into MotoGP races!

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    Dorna boss Carmelo Ezpeleta has admitted that Kawasaki has indeed floated the idea of putting its factory World Superbike racebike up against the hand-made prototype MotoGP machines of Valentino Rossi, Marc Marquez and the rest. Speaking to GPOne, he said: “I’m going to tell you something, Kawasaki recently asked me about the possibility of doing some ‘wild…

  • MotoGP: New rulebook for 2020. Jump starts and knee sliders.

    MotoGP: New rulebook for 2020. Jump starts and knee sliders.

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    The Grand Prix Commission has confirmed its updated rulebook for MotoGP racing in 2020. Carmelo Ezpeleta (Dorna, Chairman), Paul Duparc (FIM), Herve Poncharal (IRTA), Takanao Tsubouchi (MSMA), Jorge Viegas (FIM President), Mike Trimby (IRTA, Secretary of the meeting) and Corrado Cecchinelli (Director of Technology) met at the Red Bull Ring during the Austrian GP to…

  • Moto2: FIM withdraws Romano Fenati’s licence until 2019

    Moto2: FIM withdraws Romano Fenati’s licence until 2019

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    After meeting with Romano Fenati, the FIM has decided to withdraw the Italian riders license for the remainder of the race season – following his ‘brake-grabbing’ incident with Stefano Manzi at the San Marino GP.   The latest news regarding Fenati’s future comes just days after it emerged that with the approval of Dorna’s CEO Camerlo Ezpeleta,…

  • Moto2: Romano Fenati to make RETURN to Moto2 at Japan round! (Rumour)

    Moto2: Romano Fenati to make RETURN to Moto2 at Japan round! (Rumour)

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      The rumour mill has been going crazy with reports – and have a look at the excellent MotoGP outlet that is GPone for more on this – that Fenati could actually be being lined up for a RETURN to Moto2 GP racing – and it could happen as soon as MOTEGI in Japan on…

  • MotoGP: In the Silverstone debacle wake, the big boss says: “If we can’t race on a Sunday in future, we will race on Monday or Tuesday!”

    MotoGP: In the Silverstone debacle wake, the big boss says: “If we can’t race on a Sunday in future, we will race on Monday or Tuesday!”

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    The fall-out from the mess that was Silverstone’s hosting of the British round of the MotoGP championship continues. Carmelo Ezpeleta (above) CEO of Dorna, the company that owns and runs MotoGP, has announced that he has plans in place to stop a wash-out cancellation ever happening again in the Premier Class – and those plans…

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