Pablo Simoncelli: I know someone who would love sprint racing
Pablo Simoncelli, the father of Marco Simoncelli, gave his view on the new format of the race weekend after the premiere sprint race. Sam was very pleased with what he saw. "It is a very interesting, atypical format that aims to create a show for the spectators," he wrote in his blog after the race in Portimao. "Every sport has to develop. I think this is a step in the right direction in the development of the MotoGP class, especially in the area of attracting new spectators. This way it also maintains its attention throughout the weekend, because there is already more interest on Saturday." "There are certainly things that can be improved, but the concept itself is very well designed." Some racers loudly criticized such a format (mainly because of the greater aggressiveness of the other racers, which led to falls and injuries).