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MotoGP packs up for Brazil

MotoGP packs up for Brazil

MotoGP packs up for Brazil

The hours after the Gauloises TT Assen on Saturday were almost as frenetic and intense as the race action itself. With another Grand Prix just eight days away on the other side of the world, there was nothing short of a logistical miracle taking place as the MotoGP, 250cc and 125cc teams packed up for the seventh round of the season in Brazil.

In total, some 250 tonnes of material is being jetted down from Central Europe to South America, with two jumbo jets flying from Luxembourg and one from Amsterdam. 160 tonnes of the cargo is made up by the bikes, tyres and other equipment from the teams, whilst the remaining 90 tonnes is taken up by television and timing material from Dorna Sports, the exclusive commercial and TV rights holders to the series.

Whilst the equipment was packed off to Rio, the empty team trucks were all left at the Dutch circuit, with the teams planning a reversal of the project which will see everything brought back to Holland again next week, before the short journey across the border to Sachsenring for round eight.


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