After two months of strict confinement, MotoGP has started its de-escalation and with the riders already back to training on the asphalt, all that remains is to start a World Cup that will be armored against the Covid-19 with restrictions “more severe than confinement”. With his sights set on July 19, the date on which the championship should be restarted in Jerez if everything goes as planned, the doctor Ángel Charte, World Cup medical director, has revealed in en Motorsport.com ’the keys to a protocol that will penalize “severely” to anyone who does not comply with the rules.
The measures will affect each and every one of the people who access the paddock, the figure will be around 1200 according to Ezpeleta, and the objective is to carry out individualized monitoring of each member: “The idea is that every morning certain clinical parameters are received from each person to help us detect possible positives for Covid-19.” Prior to the arrival of the teams to the grand prize, these must submit a PCR test done four days before traveling and for the weekend, they are studying the possibility of resorting to an application that is already being used in the hospital setting to carry out strict monitoring.
“It tastes bad to me because most of them come out of a confinement, but the environment to be found in the paddock may be more restrictive “, Charte highlighted, on a protocol “that is still being defined between Dorna, the FIM, manufacturers, equipment and circuits”, but that faced with a situation like this, it does not allow them to “take the least risk”. Hence, the entire venue will be “very sectorized”. The objective is to be able to detect any positive as easily as possible and also, “people’s movements will be much more limited” with “an exploration area in which we will analyze cases that seem suspicious to us.” The movements between the trucks are over, because MotoGP is already looking towards its new normal.