KTM’s Pol Espargaro Using 10th Engine, Will Start From Pit Lane

He will do a sighting lap and go to the grid, but will then enter the pit lane on the warm up lap and starts the race from pit lane.


This just in from the FIM:

The KTM MotoGP bike: good thing this is the last race!
The KTM MotoGP bike: good thing this is the last race! Willy Mammoth

Please find attached the Notification of Sanction for MotoGP rider Pol Espargaró.

The infringement is using more than 9 engines during the season, as they fitted engine number 10 to Pol’s bike for FP2 (MotoGP is limited to 7 engines per rider per season, but teams with Concessions are allowed 9 engines per rider per season).

The standard penalty is to start the race from pit lane with a 5-second delay from the time the pit lane exit would normally open.

He will do a sighting lap and go to the grid, but will then enter the pit lane on the warm up lap and starts the race from pit lane.


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