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The MotoGP paddock makes its third flyaway stop in Australia

The MotoGP paddock makes its third flyaway stop in Australia

The MotoGP paddock makes its third flyaway stop in Australia

For the third consecutive week the MotoGP World Championship paddock has been transported to a far flung corner of the world by air land and sea. A total of 167 tonnes of material has been shifted from Europe to Japan, Malaysia and now to Australia. The teams transport around 145 tonnes of cargo, with tyres accounting for a further 10 tonnes and the remaining 12 being material transported by Dorna to build the infrastructure required to host the races at each venue.

At the end of each Grand Prix, the material is packed into transport boxes and collected by some 20 or 25 trailers. The boxes are then taken to the airport and packed into containers which are then loaded into two either Jumbo or Boeing 777 aeroplanes. $$$ Once the planes arrive at their next destination the process is reversed, with the boxes unloaded from the containers and stacked onto a caravan of trailers. They are then transported to the circuit where they are greeted by the team members and Dorna staff who can then begin to set-up the paddock once more in time for the next Grand Prix.

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