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YAMAHA STRIPPED OF CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS FOR TECHNICAL VIOLATION | MotoGP

Monster Energy Yamaha and Petronas Yamaha SRT slapped with sanctions

The FIM MotoGP Stewards Panel has slapped sanctions on both of Yamaha’s MotoGP teams for technical violations, with both teams losing valuable Championship points.

Due to an internal oversight, Yamaha Motor Company failed to respect the protocol which requires them to obtain unanimous approval from MSMA for technical changes.

For this reason, Yamaha Motor Company has had 50 World Championship Constructor points withdrawn. This is double the points earned whilst not respecting the protocol required for technical changes.

Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP has had 20 World Championship Team points withdrawn. This is the points earned whilst not respecting the protocol, while the Petronas Yamaha SRT team has had 37 World Championship Team points withdrawn. This is also the points earned whilst not respecting the protocol.

With the penalty imposed Yamaha has plunged from 1st to 3rd, giving Ducati the lead in the Constructor Championship, while in the Team Championship, The Monster Energy team slide from 4th to 6th, with Petronas Yamaha SRT holding on to position two in the Championship. Due to the technical nature of the violations riders have not been sanctioned and retain their points and places in the Riders Championship.

CONSTRUCTOR CHAMPIONSHIP:
Ducati – 171
Suzuki – 163
Yamaha – 158
KTM – 143
Honda – 117
Aprilia – 36

TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP:
Team Suzuki Ecstar – 242
Petronas Yamaha SRT – 198
Ducati Team – 180
Red Bull KTM Factory Racing – 157
Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP – 156
Pramac Racing – 128