South American MotoGP double header?
MotoGP could be set for a south American double header in 2014 after Dorna CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta confirmed the Argentine round would definitely go ahead in 2014.
Dorna and Ezpeleta are locked in talks with the new Brazilian track in Rio with a view to bringing MotoGP back to Brazil for the first time since 2004.
The Argentine round was due to take place this season, but political trouble surrounding Repsol and the Argentine and Spanish authorities. The Spanish government issued a warning against Repsol staff and associates from travelling to Argentina, after the Argentinian government nationalized Repsol YPF, the Argentinian subsidiary of the Spanish oil company.
But this week at the Ducati Wrooom event Carmelo Ezpeleta told MotorcycleNews, “Argentina for sure will be on the calendar in 2014.”
Ezpeleta then added “We have a lot of discussions with Brazil for 2014 and if not for 2015. We are talking with Russia but there is no news. Maybe we will go to 19 but some of the existing races will not happen. Argentina will definitely happen and probably Brazil.”