MotoGP Updates Virtual Grand Prix Series

Public relation representatives from MotoGP announced that the Virtual Grand Prix Series would hold two new circuits, with the 1st slated for May 3rd at the Red Bull Circuit in Spain. Le Mans in France will follow for the MotoGP Grid, with that Virtual Grand Prix’s date not yet confirmed. This announcement from PR Representatives clarified that the Moto2 and Moto3 grids would begin competing in the virtual series, with their respective venues coming before MotoGP’s. Moto3 will compete for a streaming audience on Fridays, with Moto2 riding on Saturdays. Grand Prix’s for MotoGP follow the next day on Sunday’s.

Those MotoGP Outfits competing at the Red Bull Spanish Circuit will be enabled to enter a single rider, with the exception to that rule applying towards Repsol Honda. This comes after they won the 2019 MotoGP Championship. When it pertains towards the Moto2 and Moto3 Virtual Grand Prix’s, similar measures will be enforced to connect each series. This will mark the 1st time that Moto3 driver competes under the same rules at Moto2 or MotoGP motorcyclists.

Those that witnessed 1st Virtual Grand Prix would’ve seen Alex Marquez take the victory. Driving for Repsol Honda, this infamous motorcyclist has transferred his skillsets from real-life over to the virtual space without any concerns. Though Alex Marquez wouldn’t win the 2nd Virtual Grand Prix, with that victory going towards Francesco Bagnaia, it was a formidable win after the Pramac Ducati Driver battled against Maverick Vinales from Monster Yamaha for over 10+ laps.

Supporters behind MotoGP will receive specialized streams starting on May 3rd. Instead of these Virtual Grand Prix’s appearing on the 2019 MotoGP Video Game, they’ll be switched over to the 2020 Edition. It’ll mark the 1st instance that supporters get to see the latest rendition of this long-standing video game series, which is available on PlayStation and the Nintendo Switch.

Pay Cuts for MotoGP Drivers

Supporters are concerned that specific drivers will refuse to compete in the Virtual Grand Prix Series, with these events not being deemed under contractual obligations. Refusal to fight will follow after Carmelo Ezpeleta, the CEO of Dorna Sports, announced that he’d demand drivers take pay cuts amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. This demand could prompt a significant backlash against the MotoGP boss.

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