MotoGP Mexico inevitable, believes champion Marquez

Much run-off work is required at the circuit
Much run-off work is required at the circuit

Reigning MotoGP World Champion Marc Marquez believes a race in Mexico is inevitable but says it has to be made safe first.

The Autodromo Hermanos Rodríguez runs through the middle of Mexico City when used for F1 but has little or no run off in most areas which makes it a no-go right now.

“We know there is a chance to race there very soon and of course we would be very happy about a race in Mexico,” said Marquez.

“But first the security concerns have to be eliminated. But trackside operators are working with the Safety Commission on this matter, so I think the Mexico GP will come sooner or later,

Valentino Rossi is enthusiastic about a race there but shares Marquez’ concerns over safety.

A Mexico race is one of many circuits that are currently jostling for position on the calendar. Also on the verge are the Kymiring in Finland, which will host a test in August, a new track in Indonesia, the possibility of a date in Khazakhstan which is ready to go.

It is likely that, as with Buriram, WorldSBK will be the guinea pigs before any circuit is added to the blue riband calendar, save for the Kymiring.

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