Yamaha handed MotoGP points deduction for technical infringement

An FIM ruling said Yamaha failed to respect the protocol and docked the constructor double the points it earned from Fabio Quartararo's victory in Jerez.

The Monster Energy Yamaha factory team has also had 20 points deducted from its championship tally, while satellite outfit Petronas Yamaha SRT was docked 37 points.   -  TWITTER

Yamaha has been docked 50 constructors' championship points by MotoGP stewards after making technical changes to its engine without obtaining unanimous approval from other manufacturers, the sport's governing FIM said in a statement on Thursday.

Autosport had reported that Yamaha was under investigation by stewards for allegedly breaching homologation rules with engines used in the season-opening Spanish Grand Prix.

An FIM ruling said Yamaha failed to respect the protocol due to an "internal oversight" and docked the constructor double the points it earned from Fabio Quartararo's victory in Jerez.

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The Monster Energy Yamaha factory team has also had 20 points deducted from its championship tally, while satellite outfit Petronas Yamaha SRT was docked 37 points.

The penalty drops Yamaha to third in the manufacturers' standings on 158 points behind new leader Ducati (171) and Suzuki (163).

None of Yamaha's riders have been docked points in the riders' championship, with Frenchman Quartararo, Spaniard Maverick Vinales and Italian Franco Morbidelli all within 25 points of Spanish leader Joan Mir of Suzuki. 

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