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KTM pull out on safety grounds

KTM pull out on safety grounds

KTM pull out on safety grounds

The Red Bull KTM team have withdrawn their entry, to be ridden by Australian Anthony West, from today's Marlboro Grand Prix of Qatar at the Losail International Circuit.

The decision not to race was taken by Technical and Managing Director Harald Bartol on safety grounds following an engine problem in yesterday's final qualifying session which saw West nearly crash at turn two.

In the circumstances KTM's first priority was rider safety and they insisted they were not prepared to risk putting West in any unnecessary danger. The Qatari Grand Prix is the third and final race of three consecutive flyaway GPs and KTM will return to its Austrian headquarters next week.

Tags:
250cc, 2005, MARLBORO GRAND PRIX OF QATAR

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