MotoGP

Dorna CEO: BMW will enter MotoGP

Cost cuts will introduce new manufacturers says Carmelo Ezpeleta

DORNA CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta has said that cost-cutting measures in MotoGP would mean that BMW would enter a team in the championship.

Ezpeleta said in an interview that he'd like to see a 15-million Euro cap on costs per team, excluding marketing and rider salaries. Ezpeleta's is also pushing for a maximum cost of 1-million Euros for a CRT bike.

Honda are rumoured to spend around 40-million Euros just on their Repsol factory team, Ezpeleta has said this cannot go on.

The MotoGP paddock is divided about the introduction of CRT and the proposed all-CRT rules going forward. Dorna have signalled that the end of May is their target to agree the post-2012 rule changes, designed to reduce costs without alienating the three remaining manufacturers: Honda, Yamaha and Ducati.

Last year we wrote about BMW's secret meetings with Dorna, linked to a MotoGP entry.

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