Organizers of the scheduled Brazilian round of the MotoGP World Championship in 2014 are on the clock and under the gun, as the factory teams have asked Dorna to require massive upgrades to the Autodromo Internacional Nelson Piquet in Brasilia to be done or have met lengthy guideposts before next season opens in late March in Qatar - just six months away.
That unrealistic timetable probably will force the Brazil round to be dropped until 2015, which a British media report indicates is exactly what the Motorcycle Sport Manufacturers Association (MSMA) wants.
The factories want to keep the schedule at 18 races next season because they only would need to produce five engines per bike. Any increase to 19 or more races would force an increase in engine allocation to six per rider, which would increase costs for the factories.
Plus a delay of the Brazilian round would give factories time to find budget to build extra engines if the schedule expands to 19 or more races in 2015. Or it will give Dorna extra time to determine which of the four Spanish races it wants to trim from the calendar for 2015, keeping the schedule at 18 events if Brazil is the only new race that year.