SBK, Locatelli: no trick, Yamaha's engines are legit

The FIM asked the Bardahl Evan Bros team to unseal the Yamaha R6 engines, but nothing went against regulation


Andrea Locatelli is dominating Supersport enough to write out his own script. Recently, the FIM technical staff asked the Bardahl Evan Bros team to unseal the Yamaha R6 engines, in order to assess whether these were compliant with the regulations set by the Championship. These are routine checks that all teams are subjected to throughout the season.

Following the investigation, no conflicting aspects emerged, so much so that the engines were judged to be regular.

Today Locatelli is back in action at Motorland, where he literally dominated the scene, showing his stuff in both free practice sessions: “The conditions today were very different than  last weekend, as the temperature rose significantly, but my confidence with the bike was still optimal,”  he stated. "We improved in both sessions, and in the FP2s,  I was also able to keep a good pace for several laps, which is very positive for the race.

Now the spotlight is on Saturday:  “Tomorrow we’ll try to be the fastest in the Superpole, and then try to win in Race 1,”  he added. “The team and I are aware of being at an excellent level. We’re working in the right manner and we want to continue to achieve excellent results.”



Translated by Leila Myftija

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