MotoGP has strengthened its ties with Spanish hospital group Quirónsalud, which will see a dedicated health centre open its doors in the 2023 paddock.
The hospital group has previously worked with MotoGP to generate contingency plans for each circuit in the event of an outbreak of Covid-19.
The Quirónprevención MotoGP's health centre will be available in full at all European Grands Prix, while the treatments, staff and services will be at every weekend of the 2023 season.
Headed by Dr Angel Charte, it will provide a range of preventative care and treatment, including new physiotherapy methods to help riders recover from and prepare for their time on track. In collaboration with the teams, it will also assist in the riders' rehabilitation process.
“For us it’s an honour to form part of the MotoGP family and look after the health of all the riders, enabling them to be in the best possible condition and helping them to give their maximum at each moment throughout the championship,” assured Fernando Camino, general director of Quirónprevención.
Carmelo Ezpeleta, chief executive of Dorna Sports, added: “The agreement we have reached with Quirónprevención is great news for MotoGP. I am very happy because it is a clear and important improvement for the future. It will not only improve the medical services available to our riders, but for the whole paddock – especially given this agreement is with a world-leading company in the sector such as Quirónprevención.”