Both the Japanese manufacturers are struggling at the moment in MotoGP, this has led to Dorna discussing the idea of giving concessions to Honda and Yamaha.
Ahead of the annual MotoGP summer break, Dorna Sports Chief Sporting Officer Carlos Ezpeleta has been talking to Catalunya Radio about the potential of giving the Japanese manufacturers, Honda and Yamaha, concessions for the 2024 MotoGP season.
Honda and Yamaha are the bottom two manufacturers in the MotoGP Constructors Championship and are both in a sticky situation when it comes to success so far this year. Between the two iconic motorbike manufacturers they have one win and a singular further podium in Grand Prix races. But in the Sprint Races they have three podiums. Which is not what is expected of Yamaha and Honda.
“We are working on being able to help, not only Honda, but also Yamaha, so that they can be competitive again in a faster way,” said Carlos Ezpeleta to Catalunya Radio.
“Honda and Yamaha were very considerate with the concession rules in the past, and that was vital for Ducati to be competitive and also for Suzuki to be competitive so quickly, and for KTM and Aprilia to officially enter the World Championship and be competitive as well. Dorna's official position is that the concessions system must be updated.”
With a seeming update to the concessions system on its way Honda and Yamaha may receive the help they so desperately need in 2024.