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FIM requests minor changes for Austin

"The tour we've done this week was to polish over some safety details" - Franco Uncini.
New FIM safety officer Franco Uncini visited the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas on Tuesday, ahead of the venue's inaugural MotoGP round from April 19-21.

"The tour we've done this week was to polish over some safety details, as the homologation of the circuit had already been completed," the official MotoGP website quotes Uncini as saying.

"We are confident the event will run smoothly because we are working with highly professional people who enjoyed a great debut last season with F1 (pictured)."

The only further changes requested by the FIM were 'more openings between guardrails, the addition of new air fences and the removal of several kerbs that are used for car races'.

Repsol Honda, Factory Yamaha and LCR Honda will take part in a private MotoGP test at the Austin circuit from March 12-14.


Tagged as: Honda , Yamaha , repsol , Austin

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STONER - Unregistered

March 08, 2013 1:29 PM

There will be no grip like on the Friday of the F1 event. They should have let all of the Teams test on the Thursday leading up to the GP so to help clean this track.



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