MotoGP Riders Bet Dorna the That Balatonring Won’t Be Ready for 2010 MotoGP Season

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Dorna and the MotoGP rider’s Safety Commission met in Sepang this past Friday before the Malaysian GP to talk about the upcoming 2010 season, and in particular the addition of the Hungarian Balatonring to the schedule. While Dorna CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta believes the track will be completed on-time for its MotoGP debute, Satefy Comission Founding Member, Loris Capirossi, disagrees. Putting his money where his mouth is, Capirossi has bet Ezpeleta on the Hungarian tracks completion.

Scheduled for racing on by September 19th, 2010, the Balatonring missed the 2009 season because of financial difficulties that delayed the track’s construction. Unfettered by Ezpeleta’s confidence that the track would be ready this year, Capirossi seems to doubt the CEO’s judgment. As such, if Capirossi is right Ezpeleta will have to buy dinner for all of the members of the Safety Commission if not, then CapiRex will have to pick up the tab.

With Balatonring representatives on-hand in Malyasia, the Balatonring is reported to have its asphalt surface nearly completed, with the rest of the track’s amenities yet to be commenced. Time will tell who will be footing that dinner bill, and we don’t expect it to be cheap.

Source: Two Wheels Blog