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Two MotoGP cargo planes are plagued by technical problems and force the cancellation of the first practice session of the Argentine GP.  Play

A series of logistics problems have forced the cancellation of Friday’s practice for the Argentine GP, which is being held this weekend at the Termas del Rio Hondo circuit. Two of the five cargo planes transporting material from the island of Lombok in Indonesia, where the last Grand Prix of the calendar was held a week and a half ago in Tucumán, Argentina, have faced a variety of problems – one of which is the one they are currently facing. is also in Mombasa (Kenya), where he was making a stopover, waiting to be relieved by another plane that should take off this afternoon – which has prevented all cargo transport from arriving on time for the first day . of free sessions.

It is expected that the material will reach its destination on the same Friday, so the affected teams – of the three categories – will not have enough margin for workshops and assembly and preparation of the motorcycles. This is why the Spanish company Dorne, the organizers of the World Cup, has been forced to restructure plans for the weekend. One of the two sessions, usually scheduled for Friday, has been cancelled, while the other has been moved to Saturday, which will expand its schedule and host three categories of qualifying sessions in the afternoon. , Thus, the third and final free session of MotoGP will take place on Saturday at 4:25 pm (9:25 pm, Spanish time) and the qualifying session will begin next: 5:05 pm (10:05 pm in Spain).

In addition, to make up for the minutes lost on Friday on the bike, the previous sessions required to work on the set-up of the machines, as well as to understand the behavior of the tyres, will run a warm-up session on Sunday for five more minutes each. . The race, however, maintains the scheduled time: Moto3, at 12:00 (17:00); Moto2, at 1:20 pm (6:20 pm) and MotoGP, at 3:00 pm (8:00 pm in Spain).

The return of the MotoGP World Championship in Argentina after a two-year absence due to the pandemic is, therefore, bumpy. In addition, it will not have the winner of the last grand prize held in Termus: Marc Marquez, who is still out despite experiencing a decent development of injury that affects the fourth optic nerve of his right eye and which causes diplopia. Turns out, a problem double vision.

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