During Friday free practice at the Red Bull Ring, Niki Tuuli's bike caught fire in the paddock area destined to recharge the MotoE . The fire was extinguished by the intervention of the special team for electric motorcycles and the firefighters. Investigation is currently underway to understand the causes. The schedule of the weekend has not been changed. Niki Tuuli was given a spare motorcycle (every GP has 5) to take part to the FP2 . (here the results)
Here is the official declaration of Dorna: “An investigation is currently underway to determine the reasons behind the fire that broke out today at the Red Bull Ring in Austria, where the second round of the FIM Enel MotoE World Cup is currently taking place. The incident involved bike #66 of Niki Tuuli and happened during the charging process of the motorcycle. The fire was immediately extinguished by the fire department and the action was performed in complete safety. MotoE action will continue as scheduled."