Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 144: Coronavirus Update And Restarting MotoGP At Jerez
This week’s episode of the Paddock Pass Podcast, we take a break from our looks back at seasons past to get back up to date with recent developments. Since Dorna announced that MotoGP is to resume at Jerez on July 19th, with two back-to-back races at the circuit, followed by a WorldSBK round at the track, Neil Morrison, Jensen Beeler, and David Emmett got together to discuss where things stand right now, and what might lie ahead.
We first run through the various measures in the countries we live in – Spain, the US, and The Netherlands – and compare and contrast the different approaches taken by the various governments. We talk about the measures being put in place in different countries, the pace at which restrictions are being lifted, and what that means for racing and training.
We then move on to discuss Dorna’s plans to race in Jerez, and the impact it might have on the calendar ahead. We talk about the obstacles faced when trying to organize an event of the scale of a MotoGP race, and how that compares to other sports, as they are resuming around the world. And we talk about the prospect of races without fans, and whether fans would even be willing to attend a MotoGP race, if it were open to the public.
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