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Old 03-12-2019, 12:46 PM
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Didn't know that Lorenzo is injured. To be honest, if he is so hurt that he can't even get into the top 10, he probably should rest until he gets better. Seems risky with no reward.
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FIM will have a hearing to review the legality of Ducati's little winglet in front of the rear tire.
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Old 03-14-2019, 09:40 AM
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FIM will have a hearing to review the legality of Ducati's little winglet in front of the rear tire.
Aprilia claims they were told that rear winglets were illegal except during wet conditions.

https://www.motorsportweek.com/news/id/21938

Rivola says Aprilia asked MotoGP technical director Danny Aldridge in February if such a device could be used in the dry, taking inspiration from a similar winglet Yamaha used in wet conditions last year.However, the Aprilia CEO was told by Aldridge that mounting a rear scoop would only be allowed in wet sessions on safety grounds.
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Not good news for the MotoE championship. It seems the bikes and team equipment (laptops, tools, riding gear) all went up in flames at the test. Latest is they are going to come out with a new schedule, but the Jerez round is cancelled as they won't have time to build out a new set of bikes by then. The best news is that no one got injured.

https://www.motorcyclenews.com/sport...strophic-fire/

Before you knock this series, take a look at the ride line-up. There are some pretty solid names in there:
motogp.com MotoE Riders
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Wow, all up in flames. Obviously the first guess is that the batteries caught fire. Good thing no one was hurt.
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Wow, all up in flames. Obviously the first guess is that the batteries caught fire. Good thing no one was hurt.
Reports are when the paddock closed, four employees were left behind to charge the bikes up for the next day. They were just finishing up charging the last of the bikes when they saw fumes from one of the prototype chargers. It caught fire and they were unable to put it out.
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