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The addition of MotoGP Sprint races in the 2023 MotoGP calendar has caused a fuss in the paddock about paying bonuses to the riders.

“For now there is no race bonus in the contracts and if they don't give them to us I don't think we race,” Bastianini’s manager Carlo Pernat said.

"We have already agreed with Albert Valera [Aleix Espargaro and Jorge Martin’s manager] and with Giovanni Balestra [Maverick Vinales’ manager]. “They are half points, we want half a bonus. With the sponsors we have already included in the contract also the bonuses for the Sprint races.”