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MOTOGP bosses have made changes to in infamous Turn 10 at the Austrian circuit just in time for this weekend’s round of the championship.

The changes come as the championship returns to the circuit for the first time since 1997, further adjustments have been made to the Red Bull Ring layout following a private test held earlier this summer.

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FIM Safety Officer Franco Uncini discussed the layout with some riders of the Safety Commission and it was agreed to reduce the width of Turn 10 from 13 to 10 metres. This has happened to lower the speed when exiting the corner and it’s thought that this will improve the safety for the riders.

Because of the change, any times set previously during the tests earlier this year won’t count.

Stoner, German MotoGP 2008

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The news isn’t entirely unexpected. We first brought you the news that former World Champion and current Ducati MotoGP test rider Casey Stoner (pictured below) had launched a scathing attack on the track after testing there. You can read what he said back in the middle of July HERE.

 

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