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    Quote Originally Posted by Norm75 View Post
    The actual cause of the fire was apparent a short circuit in the battery pack of the charging system, although it is said that there weren't any of the moto-e bikes hooked up to the charging system.
    Well, how many times in the history a whole paddock of any motorsport series burned at once?
    Stupid is as stupid does. Forrest Gump

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norm75 View Post
    Well, It can't have been Keith Flint . . . .

    The actual cause of the fire was apparent a short circuit in the battery pack of the charging system, although it is said that there weren't any of the moto-e bikes hooked up to the charging system.

    The first round at Jerez has been cancelled. The following round is in doubt, but the manufacturer of the bikes is confident they can replace them and still have a 5 round series this year. They are a support class for MotoGP which currently have 19 rounds, so it's just a case of rejigging the the calendar so it's still a 5 round series (sorry N.O.T)
    Short circuit just like that. Don´t believe it for a minute.

    When charging overheating is very likely to occur. No one knows what could happen then. Even charging your smartphone without watching could be reason for fire...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mirek View Post
    Well, how many times in the history a whole paddock of any motorsport series burned at once?
    Is that question posted for me to answer, in an I'm sticking up for electric bikes so need to justify there existence kind of way.
    Because I couldn't give a toss about electric bikes, just answering a question as to what caused the fire.

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    I normally enjoy watching the CC Kitchen table as it is something different than just reading press-releases stuff with 2 added sentences that D. Evans does, but the latest one is really weak:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXUC2zeu5P4

    14 out of 22 minutes of effective talking time are about Meeke and how brilliant and matured he is now.
    - Starts with multiple times repeating how he has 3 top 5 finishes this year (when his placements are 6-6-5, 2 of these are last WRC without SR)
    - then after some 7 minutes changes that into saying how Meeke can deliver top 4-5 finishes consistently at each rally (based on what?)
    - and tops it by saying that he for sure can go push for wins when told to (not proved in Toyota)

    Quite strange, as both in 2018 and most of 2017 CC managed to be "well balanced" relative to Meeke.

    Yes Meeke has been doing ok so far this year. Yes it looks like he is a bit more "stable" in both his mental approach and results.

    But on the other hand he also managed to get "stable" 6-7th places in C3 when not pushing, the problem was speed combined with consistency, either there was one or the other. He has not shown that in Toyota just yet. Might do that, might even do that already in Corsica, but it's just too early to start celebrations based on the performance in the first 3 rallies. (Note that I praised Meeke after Monte last year with about the same arguments)

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    To be fair Kris has had podium pace on 2 out of the 3 rallies this year so far, until puncture, then shown speed on power stages.
    Much better approach this year compared to last, where after problems he would still try and get scratch times and ultimately bin it. It'll come.

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