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Moto2™ race distance shortened to 13 laps

Race Direction at Phillip Island has announced that Sunday’s Moto2™ race has been decreased in distance from 25 to 13 laps as a result of issues with tyres.

Following an initial statement from the Grand Prix Commission, it was soon confirmed that the Moto2™ race distance had been modified courtesy of the communiqué below:

RACE DIRECTION

NOTICE TO Moto2™ TEAMS

Moto2™ RACE DISTANCE

TISSOT AUSTRALIAN MOTORCYCLE GRAND PRIX

Following a formal request from the Official tyre supplier for the Moto2™ class, Race Direction has taken the decision to adjust the race length for the Moto2™ class for the Tissot Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix, 2013, according to Article 1.17.2 of the FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix Regulations.

The decision was taken in consultation with the Official Moto2 tyre supplier in the interests of rider safety.

The full race distance will be 13 laps, full Championship points will be awarded.

Teams are also reminded of the update to Article 2.5.4.9 of the FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix Regulations. Tyres must be used within the parameters as advised by the Official tyre supplier and approved by the Technical Director. Usage parameters include tyre pressure and temperature.

RACE DIRECTION

Phillip Island, 19th October 2013

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Moto2, 2013

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