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MotoGP Podcast: Scientific checks after Yamaha's 2020 valve situation

Following Yamaha's valve situation at the start of 2020, the MotoGP World Championship has adopted a strict 'Standard Checking Plan' with parts scientifically tested to ensure an exact match with those submitted at the start of each season, technical director Danny Alridge has revealed. During 2020, Yamaha was punished with the loss of 50 constructors' points (which ultimately cost them the title to Ducati) and a total of 57 teams' points (split between the Monster and Petronas squads) after it failed to 'gain approval from the MSMA for the use of valves by two manufacturers'. It's riders were also forced to spend most of the season using only some of their five allowed engines. Under...
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