We act as one—the manufacturers, the teams and all the riders.
The secret to MotoGP’s success is the show, which is the result of the work done by all involved to find sustainable regulations that allow the manufacturers to grow and develop their technology and the private teams to fight for top positions.
Carmelo Ezpeleta—holder of pass number 001—was leading Dorna in the early 1990s when it employed just 10 people. Now the company totals more than 400 staff, and six manufacturers are fighting for championship points.
What are the keys to MotoGP’s success?
The concession system – that allows the manufacturers who have not won a race to use more engines, a bigger fuel tank, more weight and more test days – has helped teams with less success to grow. This has been possible thanks to the generosity of the winning teams. The single ECU [electronics package], a good economic agreement with the teams, and a single tyre supplier are elements that have contributed to control costs and keep the championship competitive.
Is aerodynamics the new development challenge?
It’s clear we need to control the rising costs of aerodynamics. It’s a factor that we need to consider because it is part of the technological development, but it doesn’t have to be the key factor to win.
What is the future of the MotoGP™ calendar?
The target is to increase to 20–21 races, maintaining the European rounds and increasing overseas races. We are exploring new markets in Asia and South America. We are in Argentina, and we are looking at Mexico and Brazil.
How do you see the title fight?
My only concern is that there are no incidents.