Change is afoot for MotoGP’s Clinica Mobile, the travelling clinic that provides onsite medical treatment for MotoGP racers.
Dr. Claudio Costa, founder of Clinica Mobile, will be stepping down as head of the clinic when the 2014 season starts in March. Dr. Costa will, however, oversee the launch of the clinic’s new phase under the leadership of his successor, Dr. Michele Zasa, along with Dr. Guido Dalla Rosa Prati. Dr. Zasa already has several years of experience working within MotoGP, while Dr. Dalla Rosa Prati is currently the director of the European Diagnostics Centre.
MotoGP.com reports Dr. Costa as saying, “Some people in positions of authority do not get to appoint their successors, or they appoint them when they are already too old. So for those reasons, and because I will soon be 73, I’ve decided to appoint someone to carry on the work which I started in 1977. Clinica Mobile will continue its presence in the paddock and Dorna have told me that they will continue to provide their support, keeping the original philosophy and spirit of the clinic going.”