MOTOGP officials have confirmed that racing will continue as planned despite another paddock fire that struck a team at the Red Bull Ring this afternoon.
The #66 bike of Ajo Motorsport’s Niki Tuuli, who has led both free practice sessions today, caught fire while charging in the garage area today, but the blaze was quickly put out.
A statement from Dorna reads:
An investigation is currently underway to determine the reasons behind the fire that broke out today at the Red Bull Ring in Austria, where the second round of the FIM Enel MotoE™ World Cup is currently taking place.
The incident involved bike #66 of Niki Tuuli and happened during the charging process of the motorcycle. The fire was immediately extinguished by the fire department and the action was performed in complete safety. MotoE™ action will continue as scheduled.