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The recruiting of Dorna’s new promotions chief, introduced earlier this season at the USGP, represents a major shift in policy—a break with tradition—for the company that controls MotoGP.
Firstly, new guy Dan Rossomondo is not a member of CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta’s family (or at least not as far as we know), making it a very unusual appointment in a senior team already comprising his son and daughter and at least two in-laws.
Secondly (to be a bit more serious), he’s not even Spanish. For a senior position in the company to be bestowed in this way hasn’t happened for decades.
So far, keeping it in the family has worked pretty well for C