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Suzuki engine situation still to be decided

There is still no official decision on the surprising news that Suzuki riders Loris Capirossi and Alvaro Bautista are likely to be allowed extra engines.

Only six engines per rider can be used during the 18-round 2010 season, but the Suzuki riders are already getting perilously close to that limit.

Each time a rider exceeds the six-engine limit, they must start the following race from the end of pit lane - with a ten-second penalty.

The Suzuki riders are presently 13th and 15th in the championship, so any further engines won't make a big difference to the results at the front of the field, but such exemptions are clearly controversial.

The unanimous decision has to come from the Grand Prix Commission, which is scheduled to meet to discuss the matter during the next round at Brno from August 13-15.

The Grand Prix Commission is comprised of FIM, DORNA, IRTA and MSMA.

By Lynne Huntting

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July 25, 2010 11:27 PM

Throw some dirt on these guys (Suzuki) and let them rest in peace. It's clear by now they have no real intention of fielding competitive bikes and that's a shame,as their street machines are quite good.

Bucksboy - Unregistered

July 25, 2010 11:06 PM

The rules should be applied without making an exception for Suzuki: to do otherwise is to reward failure (in their case, failure to develop a sufficiently reliable/powerful engine). Presumably the motive is to maintain grid numbers, but in view of the lowly placing of the team, starting from the end of the pitlane with a 10-sec penalty, as the rules stipulate, isn't going to make much difference anyway, so that's what should happen. Just imagine what the reaction of the privateer teams would be if Suzuki, under an 'extra-engine' dispensation, were suddenly to start overtaking some of them in the placings. No, this is a bad idea!

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