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Gilding the Grand Prix Lily

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.

Dan Rossomondo was given the directive to grow MotoGP’s fan base and level of corporate support.

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

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