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MotoGP: Faulty Electric Circuit Effects the Championship of Electric Motorcycles


7Dnews London

Fri, 15 Mar 2019 04:25 GMT

The world championship of electric motorcycles (MotoE), which was to begin in May, sees its start seriously compromised by a fire that charred Thursday all the machines of the plateau on the circuit of Jerez (Spain).

There were 23 motorcycles that were destroyed in total in the disaster that took in the middle of the night in the facilities where they were parked.

"At around 0:15 local last night, the MotoE championship stands caught fire, causing significant damage," said the owners of the circuit, stating that "no one was injured" and that the causes of the disaster were subject of an investigation. According to firefighters, it took six hours to get through the fire.

In statements on the site, the executive director of the series, Nicolas Goubert, said that it is a prototype of a reloading unit that caught fire and that it quickly spread to everything the equipment despite the efforts of four people present to monitor the process of reloading motorcycles.

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