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MotoGP News: KTM opposed Aprilia's request to allow further engine development

KTM has revealed it opposed Aprilia's request to continue developing its MotoGP engine before the 2020 season starts, and has no plans to deviate from its current design. On Friday it was announced that the premier class's two concession manufacturers would be granted more time to work on their engines, instead of having to stick to the specifications homologated during March's Qatar pre-season test. It followed a request from Aprilia to be able to work on the reliability of its all-new 90-degree V4 unit following the issues it encountered in Qatar, the Italian marque having had to close its factory during the worst of the coronavirus pandemic. Initially all six manufacturers had agreed to...
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