Yates Fined For Non-functioning Thermostat After Laguna 600cc Supersport Race

Yates Fined For Non-functioning Thermostat After Laguna 600cc Supersport Race

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Contrary to reports posted elsewhere, AMA Pro Racing Technical Manager Rob King said Yoshimura Suzuki’s Aaron Yates, not Jamie Hacking, was fined $600 for having a non-functioning thermostat in his GSX-R600 after the 600cc Supersport race held at Laguna Seca on Friday, July 6.

“I don’t believe they’re appealed the fine, and I don’t believe they will,” said King.

The fine was assessed against Yates–who does not prepare, tune or work on his racebikes–because mechanics and teams have no official standing in AMA competition.

Yates was injured when he crashed while leading the AMA Superbike race at Laguna Seca on Saturday, July 7. Yates suffered a broken arm just above a plate installed to repair an earlier injury.

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