MotoGP » EXCLUSIVE Moto2 oversubscribed, fears Ezpeleta


The CEO of MotoGP commercial rights-holder Dorna, Carmelo Ezpeleta, admits that the new Moto2 class has attracted rather more entries for its maiden campaign in 2010 than he had been anticipating - and as such is in danger of becoming something of a victim of its own success...

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Smiling Assassin - Unregistered

February 10, 2010 6:56 PM

Carbon brakes abolished to be replaced by steel discs.
Is this the same in motogp or are they sticking with carbon?
Might make the races a bit more interesting if they did switch to steel.

joel - Unregistered

February 10, 2010 7:13 PM

I agree with Mr. Ezpeleta!! 40 rider!! C'mon.. I would understand 25 to 30 to keep it safe and see all the good riders and great racing. If you look at any supersport whether in WSS, BSS, AMA, etc, there are already to many in those classes and only top 10 get the eyes on..Wel I am looking foreward into Moto2 should exciting...

scitex - Unregistered

February 10, 2010 7:15 PM

this can only be good for motogp it means only the very top riders will be offered chance to move up and will stop wsb riders maybe moving over to motogp and i think it will improve the racing at top level in motogp as only the best will get the chance and maybe it will bring in other teams and manufactors

RawDawg

February 10, 2010 7:16 PM

*scratching head*

Isn't this the guy that's running things?

If he thinks a certain number was too much than why didn't they place a limit?

And if I'm not mistaken they announced the teams - if they had to many than why not turn some away before the announcement?

RawDawg

February 10, 2010 7:24 PM

"it means only the very top riders will be offered chance to move up and will stop wsb riders maybe moving over to motogp"


Er, no it doesn't mean that...........

As long as there is WSBK, riders will come over to GPs and vice versa.

And I have no idea how you figure "only the best will get the chance" - as long as there are riders that can bring sponsors it doesn't matter it they are good or not.

Sick Cylinder - Unregistered

February 10, 2010 7:45 PM

Rawdawg - I beleive more applied than they gave slots to - last year it was announced that teams representing 46 riders were applying.

If he wants 35 on the grid - I expect that will be roughly the number anyway - a few riders will fail to qualify - I can't remember if the cutoff time is 106 or 107%.

In the long term if there are too many entries they could always have two races - one for the fastest qualifiers - an A and a B championship. I don't think that will be necessary because soon there will be national Moto2 championships - the best from those will progress on to international Moto2.

openpipes

February 10, 2010 7:49 PM

He said 22 riders in MotoGP is a good number with 35 in Moto2. That means 57 spots between the two. I assume garage space becomes an issue at some point. But there are only 17 riders in MotoGP, which would leave space for all 40 Moto2 riders, I don't really understand what the issue is at the moment.

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