The MotoGP will land in India for the first time in its history, but there are already several controversies before we even begin. In fact, an evident disorganization has emerged on the bureaucratic side regarding the arrival of visas for the 1500 who will be working in the paddock next weekend.
When there are just two days left until the canonical Thursday meeting between drivers and the media, still most of the visas for team members and journalists have not arrived, thus preventing departure. The procedures for issuing the electronic visa, naturally essential when boarding to land in the Asian country, were managed byagency Mondy India Pvt Ltdan agency that proved to be completely unprepared and inadequate for this procedure.
The problems began with visa payments, initially directed to an account that PayPal blocked due to the excessive influx of money and then transferred via the TransferWise app, which however the 1,500 in the paddock did not use. A situation that has led to a significant delay in the arrival of visas or for some the non-arrival of the visa.
Several pilots were also blocked: Collin Veijercurrently involved in Moto3, returned home once he was rejected at the check-in desk due to the lack of a visa. Marc Marquez he posted a story on Instagram in which he shows himself in cycling gear and the caption reads: “Flight delayed due to lack of a valid visa for the Indian GP. So let’s ride a little.” In short, a Grand Prix that does not start under the best auspices.
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