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MotoGP bikes come under scrutiny in Qatar

MotoGP bikes come under scrutiny in Qatar

As is customary at the first race of the season, every team today submitted their bikes to IRTA Technical Director Mike Webb for scrutineering, as they were given the all-clear for use in 2007.

As is customary at the first race of the season, every team today submitted their bikes to IRTA Technical Director Mike Webb for scrutineering, as they were given the all-clear for use in 2007.

In the MotoGP category, the move to 800cc bikes means that this year's machines are radically different from last year's, with a minimum weight limit of 148kg still in place. One of the biggest changes of the more compact models is found in the fuel tank, which is reduced to 21 litres in capacity.

Scrutineering was previously limited to the bikes themselves and their adherence to safety regulations, but this year the operation was also extended to the newly enforced rules on tyres. With a limit of 31 tyres coming into effect, all will now have barcodes placed on them for inspection on the first day of every race.

Every bike from MotoGP, 250cc and 125cc was inspected and placed on the scales over the course of the day.

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MotoGP, 2007, Commercialbank GRAND PRIX OF QATAR

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