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Dorna implements strict SOP forward of MotoGP pre-season take a look at in Sepang


The strict SOP in Sepang is a way to curb the outbreak of the current Covid-19 Omicron variant.


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The Covid-19 outbreak noticed the MotoGP occasion happen exterior Europe solely thrice (two in Qatar, one within the US) within the final two seasons.

Though the 2021 season went easily, Dorna needed to cancel six rounds as a result of rising issue of the Covid-19 case.

Dorna additionally cancelled the pre-season take a look at on the Sepang Worldwide Circuit (SIC) forward of the opening of the 2020 season as a result of 14-day obligatory quarantine restriction applied by the Malaysian authorities.

Nevertheless, to make sure the pre-season take a look at in Sepang runs easily for the 2022 season, Dorna launched the Covid-19’s strict commonplace working process (SOP) through the Sepang Shakedown Take a look at from 31 January to 2 February adopted by the official MotoGP take a look at on 5 to six February 2022.

The strict SOP can be to make sure that the Omicron variant that’s at present hitting the nation will be curbed.

“Every social gathering concerned has obtained an electronic mail with directions to be complied with in Sepang.

“The foundations are very strict and permit pre-season testing to be performed with low danger,” defined MotoGP Rider Supervisor Carlo Pernat.

Pernat additionally knowledgeable that the lodging (resort) has additionally been knowledgeable together with the switch of all constructions to the circuit which will probably be totally managed by the administration.

“There isn’t a direct risk of popping out of this digital bubble,” added Pernat.

On the similar time, all MotoGP employees and riders will probably be staying at both the Sama-Sama Resort or the Movenpick Resort.

Upon arrival at Kuala Lumpur Worldwide Airport (KLIA), all groups will bear PCR and be taken on to the resort for self-quarantine to await take a look at outcomes which can take between 12 to 24 hours.

MotoGP employees and riders will solely be allowed to maneuver from the resort to the circuit solely.

In the meantime, people wishing to go to SIC should exhibit full proof of the vaccine and unfavourable Covid-19 take a look at outcomes earlier than being admitted.

In line with worldwide media studies, the identical protocol may also be applied on the Mandalika Circuit, Indonesia.

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