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Change to engine penalty

After a meeting at this weekend's Spanish Grand Prix, the Grand Prix Commission announced that the penalty for exceeding the six engines-per-rider limit for the 2010 MotoGP season has been revised:

“The rider will start the race from the pit lane 10 seconds (instead of 20 seconds) after the start of the race.”


Tagged as: engine , limit

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Crash 27 - Unregistered

May 01, 2010 2:34 PM

Penalising the rider for the reliability of his engine, something completely out of his control???? Another genius bit of decision making..... If the organizers are so worried about costs, why are they having a race in Qatar one week, then over to Motegi (almost), then back over to Jerez!!!! Criss-crossing the Globe instead of going to a closer track for the next race must have astronomical shipping and logistic costs! Instead they cut a practice session, testing, and potentially penalise a front running rider for engine failure, hugely reducing the spectacle for the fans.......... MotoGP is run by a bunch of Turkeys!!!! :rolleyes:

Nigel Tasker

May 01, 2010 2:44 PM

It's a stupid rule, it will put all of the teams under extra preassure, & if the rider has to start 10 seconds after the race, well surely it wont be worth starting. may as well just sit the race out. These idiots running Motogp lately must have had a seizure, weird rule.



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