MotoGP Japan Motegi: The Marc VDS team explains and thanks

Thanks to the quick intervention of the Suzuki and Aprilia teams, who forced the box door to close because it was empty of occupants before taking out the Moto2, the fire, which at the end of the day devastated the VDS team box, could be contained , thus avoiding its spread to the neighboring boxes, occupied on one side by Suzuki, on the other by Aprilia.

The short-circuited battery charger hypothesis that we raised in our first article was officially confirmed by the Marc VDS team tonight.

After a lot of work, involving members of the Aprilia and Suzuki teams, the consequences of this fire could be reduced to a minimum, and the Marc van der Straten riders, sam lowes Y tony arbolinewill be able to participate tomorrow in FP1: Solidarity is not an empty word in the paddock!

Official statement from the Marc VDS team: β€œ After extinguishing the fire in the garage, inspections carried out showed that the fire started when rain entered the garage and dripped onto the floor where it short-circuited a charger. This caused sparks which quickly turned into a fire.

Fortunately, thanks to the fantastic work done by everyone from the paddock who were on site, track security and track firefighters, the damage was minimized.

The Elf Marc VDS team wants to publicly thank the work and great help of all the colleagues in the paddock with a special mention to the Suzuki MotoGP team who worked with us to clean and rebuild the pit as if it were their own.

With all our team members safe and the garage rebuilt, we are ready to start the Japanese Grand Prix tomorrow. Β»

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