At Assen, Dorna, the FIM and IRTA held a joint press conference announcing their plans for the future of the championship.
From 2017, they told the media, the MotoGP teams would receive 30% more money from Dorna, factories would have to make bikes available to satellite teams, all 24 riders will receive financial support from the organizers, and Dorna would retain the right to buy the grid slots of the two riders who finish last in the championship.
For Asphalt & Rubber readers, this is nothing new. We reported on this back in May, after the Jerez round of MotoGP.
Only a few details have changed in the intervening period, but those changes are worthy of comment. And it is important to note that the new regime starts from 2017, with 2016 being a transitional year. So what will the future of MotoGP look like? Here’s an overview.