In a recent interview with Cadena Cope, Carmelo Ezpeleta, the executive director of Dorna, the company behind the MotoGP championship, shared an intriguing idea of a joint MotoGP and Formula 1 Grand Prix. MotoGP and Formula 1 are two of the most prestigious and popular racing championships in the world, with millions of fans following their respective races every year. However, their schedules rarely overlap, and even when they do, they try to avoid conflicting race dates.
Ezpeleta’s idea is to have a common Grand Prix weekend, where both MotoGP and Formula 1 would race on the same circuit. The executive director revealed that he had approached Stefano Domenicali, the CEO of Formula 1, about the possibility of such an event, and they are currently exploring the idea. According to Ezpeleta, Domenicali mentioned a circuit in Madrid, and he has even spoken to the mayor of the city about it.
However, the project is still in the early stages, and there are several challenges that need to be overcome before it can become a reality. One of the main concerns is the safety of the riders and drivers, as non-permanent circuits may have limited escape routes. Additionally, both MotoGP and Formula 1 have contracts with their respective circuits until 2027, making it unlikely for the joint Grand Prix to happen anytime soon.
Despite the challenges, the idea of a joint MotoGP and Formula 1 Grand Prix has sparked excitement among fans of both sports. A common race weekend featuring the best riders and drivers in the world would undoubtedly be a spectacular event, showcasing the very best of motorsport. While the logistics and safety concerns remain to be addressed, the prospect of such an event is sure to keep fans eagerly waiting for any updates.
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