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Motorcycles: Dorna-CEO: What the freight problems of the MotoGP have to do with the war

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not all days Dorna-CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta occurs to an extraordinary press conference in front of the media. But after the MotoGP was forced on Thursday to cancel all Friday training , involve clarification needs.

Mechanical problems with two flights , which should bring MotoGP freight from Indonesia to Argentina, had taken care of some teams with great delays in the delivery for the upcoming race weekend. Some boxes in Termas de Rio Hondo were still empty on Thursday.

According to reports that especially Ducati and its MotoGP customer teams are affected, Ezpeleta confirms: "It concerns tires, a lot of gresini and VR46 and also something of Ducati. They are different things. But it is clear that we all the same Conditions must provide. Even if only one would be affected. "

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Russian freight flyers falling away

One of the cargo aircraft was still in Mombasa / Kenya on Thursday, waiting for spare parts to repair it. "If the flight withdraws this afternoon at 8 pm, everything is fine," says Ezpeleta ahead.

A reason for the transport problems also sees the Dorna CEO in Russia's war against Ukraine: "The situation with the flights is very complicated, and this problem has worsened by the war in Ukraine. Many of the cargo flights were carried out by Russian companies , These are forbidden now. "

"This lost about 20 percent of the cargo flights available on the world. The problem is that no flights are currently available. So we do not have any other choice than to wait until the plane is repaired in Mombasa."

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, which is more difficult in the current case, is that the freight between two places on opposite sides of the earth - Mandalika and Termas - must be transported. Three cargo flights went over Kenya, Lagos and Brazil, while the other two went over Doha, Ghana and then to Argentina.

A reason for rethinking in the design of the calendar, Ezpeleta does not seem. "We organized 499 Grand Prix, and thank God is the first time we have this problem," says the Spaniard. "It's not good overall, but we are ready to accept these types of things."

"We are used to solve problems when they appear, and this is one of them. The only thing we can do is give our best to try to solve the situation. But the is something we need to accept. That's just like the weather or other things. It's part of the game. "

on the question of whether this Grand Prix could serve as a test run for further shortened race weekends in the future, the Dorna CEO removes. Although the calendar is getting bigger, "but a solution is not to reduce three on two".

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