{
    "title": "MotoGP shortens races for TV",
    "image": "https:\/\/images.supersport.com\/2018\/2\/Andrea-Dovizioso-160403-WithAndreaIannone-G-300.jpg",
    "body": "<p>MotoGP is to shorten seven of this season's 19 grands prix to help broadcasters with race day programming, organisers Dorna said on Tuesday.\r\n<\/p><p>\r\nThe season-ending Valencia Grand Prix will be three laps shorter while the Spanish Grand Prix at Jerez will lose two laps.\r\n<\/p><p>\r\nThe Americas GP in Austin, Texas, and the French, Catalan, Czech and San Marino races will all be a lap shorter than in the past.\r\n<\/p><p>\r\n\"This is to ensure that races have a similar duration at each venue on the World Championship calendar, enhancing event organisation and aiding television broadcasters to better structure race day programming,\" said Dorna.<\/p><p>\r\n\r\nMoto2 and Moto3 races will also be shortened over the next two years.<\/p>",
    "blurb": "MotoGP is to shorten seven of this season's 19 grands prix to help broadcasters with race day programming, organisers Dorna said on Tuesday.",
    "date": "2018-02-13T18:10:22",
    "author": "",
    "credit": "Reuters",
    "img_credit": "\u00a9 Gallo Images",
    "category": "MotoGP",
    "videos": []
}