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Uncini explains new practice start rule

Uncini explains new practice start rule

Today saw the introduction of a new rule in all three classes, as discussed yesterday at the Race Direction briefing.

Today saw the introduction of a new rule in all three classes, as discussed yesterday at the Race Direction briefing. At the end of their first free practice session at the Losail International Circuit, all riders were permitted a trial start from the grid.

Many riders chose to take up the opportunity to test their reflexes, and a number of the 125cc talents lined up alongside their team-mates to simulate a race start. The new rule, introduced on the request of the MotoGP Safety Commission, is only applicable in the first free practice session of each Grand Prix. Riders are shown the chequered flag, make a lap, then take a spot on the grid. After their practice start, they then go round one final time before entering the pits.

MotoGP Safety Director Franco Uncini spoke to motogp.com to explain the introduction of the rule and other novelties of the 2007 season.

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MotoGP, 2007, Commercialbank GRAND PRIX OF QATAR

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