Mugello Italian Circuit Selects F1 Over MotoGP

Dorna Sports operates the MotoGP autosport, with their representatives confirming on June 10th that the Mugello Italian Grand Prix won’t be supported in their 2020 revised season. This follows after speculation & rumours indicate that Formula One defeated MotoGP in contract negotiations with Mugello Organizers. It’d explain why the Monza Grand Prix hasn’t been confirmed by Formula One.

This isn’t the exclusive event that’s been terminated by MotoGP for their 2020 revised season. It was also announced that the Qatar Grand Prix wouldn’t be returning for 2020, amid six other locations. Those include Germany, Holland, Finland, Australia, Britain, and Japan. Italy marks the eight confirmed cancellation for the 2020 season. It’s not known how Dorna Sports will maintain a full season under these lost contracts. The exclusive event permitted for their 2020 season is the Spanish Grand Prix in Jerez, which is slated to begin on July 19th. A secondary Jerez GP will be held on July 26th. The remaining venues under this revised schedule are slated to release before June 21st.

Carmelo Ezpeleta, the chief executive officer for Dorna Sports, provided reporters insight into the current situation. He first noted his sadness towards announcing that the Mugello Grand Prix must be terminated for 2020. Carmelo indicated that the logistical challenges associated with maintaining a race this year would’ve been impossible, involving Dorna Sports to rearrange multiple aspects of this year. Ezpeleta hopes that their return can be evoked for the 2021 season.

Additional sentiments from Carmelo Ezpeleta remarked that the beauty of Mugello is undeniable, making this closure announcement that much more disappointing. Carmelo would than thank supporters for understanding the logistical challenges associated with COVID-19, while also confirming that they’ll replace Mugello with another notable location for a stunning weekend of racing. That replacement location hasn’t been unveiled by Dorna Sports.

Tifosi Supporters Shocked

It should be mentioned that Formula One hasn’t confirmed that they’re competing at Mugello. Formula One Organizers terminating the 2020 Italian Grand Prix at Monza would disappoint thousands of Tifosi Italian Supporters. It’d mark a significant hit to Scuderia Ferrari’s home race. We’ll inform our readers if the FIA or Formula One confirms Mugello for their 2020 revised season.

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