Super Grand Prix? F1 And MotoGP Plan Collaboration Weekend In Madrid
For the future, MotoGP and Formula 1 plan to expand their partnership. A Super Grand Prix is now being planned.
Dorna boss Carmelo Ezpeleta has confirmed to Spanish radio station Cope that MotoGP and F1 are in talks to hold joint Grand Prix weekend.
Claudio Domenicali’s visit to MotoGP in Portimao also had business reasons.
In order to further expand the partnership of the two most popular racing series in the world, they are planning a Super Grand Prix with both racing series at the same circuit on one race weekend.
“I have talked with Stefano Domenicali about hosting the Formula One and Motorcycle Championships on the same weekend and at the same track. We are thinking about it.”
"I've Spoken To The Mayor"
Even a possible location for the collaboration is already being discussed. According to Ezpeleta, he was already in contact with the mayor of the city of Madrid.
The Spanish capital has been hoping for some time to be allowed to host its own Grand Prix. On March 20, the first official Formula 1 exhibition had already opened there, so the connections to the king’s class on four wheels are also there.
Ezpeleta announced: “Stefano [Domenicali] has spoken to me about a race track in Madrid, and I’ve spoken to the mayor of Madrid.”
However, despite plans progressing, as the city of Madrid currently does not have a Grand Prix circuit, it could be some time before a possible Super Grand Prix could take place.
On top of that, Ezpeleta does not consider a city race, such as those that have entered the Formula racing calendar more frequently in the past.
“We have to wait and see because we need bigger run-off zones, which are more difficult to do on street circuits.”
In addition, three of MotoGP’s 21 race weekends will be held in Spain. The contracts of the current Spanish circuits run until at least 2027, so a race in Madrid is unlikely before 2028.