F1, MotoGP racing’s efforts to reduce costs amidst the pandemic (Part 3)

MotoGP issues regulations banning car development in 2020

Modes lower than Moto2 and Moto3 will be “frozen” in development until the end of the 2021 season. Teams will be able to use parts and chassis of 2020 and 2019 for 2021.

In addition, Ducati also proposed a plan to reduce the number of cars for each driver from 2 to only 1 vehicle to cut costs, but was opposed by the remaining 5 manufacturers (4 NSX mentioned above and Aprilia and KTM. ). Ducati expects the MotoGP formula to be similar to Moto2 and Moto3, with riders without spare cars.

Italian racing leader Gigi Dall’lgna cites Moto3 or the World Superbike that they have only one car, but the quality of the races is still high. He was always the one who didn’t agree to limit car development but the current situation forced them all to spend less.

Ducati’s idea of ​​cutting down on fierce cars was rejected by other NSXs

Yamaha Team Manager Massimo Meregalli told Motorsport.com that the idea would bring more problems than benefits to the teams, in terms of investment.

In the end, the ability to organize two races in the same weekend was rejected. Dorna Sports thought it was of no use and effectiveness for the tournament. CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta said that the organizers had a headache in the current situation. They would not be willing to pay to host two races, as well as the broadcast stations.

The ability to organize 2 races on the same track is also unlikely

Arroyo has revealed that Dorna has no plans for a new schedule for this year. Once the exact start date is decided, then all the other stages are done. The new schedule must be in the spirit of tournament standards, cost savings and convenience for racing teams. They will have time until Christmas or even early January next year to complete this season.