The motorcycling community has been hit hard by the accidents that occurred this year in Jason Dupasquier in Moto3 ea Hugo Millan at the European Talent Cup, which took away two boys aged only 19 and 14. The dynamics were the same, with the centaur left on the track after a crash and hit by the numerous colleagues who came from behind. As happened in the past with Shoya Tomizawa and Marco Simoncelli, this dynamic is the worst possible for a motorcyclist and there are no reports or protective clothing capable of saving the riders in these disastrous scenarios. But FIM and Dorna – the motorcycle federation and the organizers – have set to work, in order to find solutions that can reduce the risk of investment on the track.
Jorge Viegas, FIM president confirmed the intentions of the two bodies: “We are looking into everything that can be done to reduce the danger, we are very worried. Some measures will come into effect in the very short term. What we can do now is halve the number of participants, both in practice and in competition, is the simplest decision to make already from the next races. Then there will be others that have to do with electronics and tires, but we’ll see“. For the number one of the federation it is clear that having 20 drivers and not 40 on the track will reduce the percentage of investment possibilities, although it cannot be avoided or completely excluded.
In the interview granted to Brand, Viegas revealed in detail the plan he is preparing with Dorna: “We will do two heats in practice. And then a race for the top 20 and another for the remaining drivers. It is the only way to reduce the danger“. Instead, it will take more time to intervene on the technical side, for which decisions will have to be well thought out.