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Matthew Birt  says:

Crutchlow and Smith’s Tech 3 garage damaged by fire in Texas

Cal Crutchlow and Bradley Smith’s preparations for the long-awaited first Circuit of the Americas (COTA) MotoGP race have been disrupted by a small overnight fire in the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 garage. A charging battery on one of the French team’s electric starter motors caught fire at around 3am local time in Austin. A sprinkler system was immediately activated and local fire...

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  • Posted 2 years ago (18 April 2013 17:36)

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Jul 08

Posts: 1573

jamieg999 says:

" with damage restricted to the loss of computers, servers and TVs."

A minor problem eh? It looks like no Solitaire for Beefy this weekend.


I suspected there would be drama and it usually comes in threes, a bit like Jenna Jameson...

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Oct 12

Posts: 369

73mach3 says:


it wasnt the only fire in texas yesterday!

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Apr 06

Posts: 1217

CosherB says:

rumour has it thst Ben Spies' mother wa seen leaving COTA early in the morning .......  ;)

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Aug 09

Posts: 217

Rumour has it

It was a non-factory battery that caused the fire Cal

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Apr 11

Posts: 1681

ow01fogno1 says:

tech 3

glad no1 was inured or stopped the grid from having cal and bradley riding this weekend,we all wanna see cal up there and braddersd finish his forst moto gp race.

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Sep 10

Posts: 837

CBR11X says:

Insurance Job.


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Apr 07

Posts: 59

olly8000 says:


PMSL funniest thing written on here for a long while....

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Aug 10

Posts: 582

shawno76 says:

Here's what Lin Jarvis said..

"When we arrived here today we heard there had been a fire incident, and that the Yamaha garages, Abraham’s team, and LCR were under water. But if we hadn’t been here at this excellent facility [with fire protection], we could have lost six bikes! There was no damage to any people or the bikes, but computers, servers and spare parts have been flooded. We can race this weekend, but have to take everything to pieces and dry each part, to ensure we have no corrosion issues in the future. But it’s always tougher with electronic parts, as issues are not visible"

El Diablo, you're posts make me laugh.  Did you carry on from last nights session?  Good lad.

ICantRideaBike - haha.. nice one!

Foggy - Fully agreed!


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Apr 13

Posts: 193

BennytheRev says:

Fire's out ...

... there's no drama - nothing to see, so just move along.

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