MotoGP » Marshals 'flag down' de Angelis


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pp916 - Unregistered

July 26, 2010 4:26 PM

Typical of the standard of marshalling at some circuits, the US in particular seems to lack properly trained marshalls judging by the invitation seen issued to all and sundry to get to marshall at the GP and get a closer (and free) view of the racing.....its kinda more serious than that!

I remember seeing marshalls in Czecho leave a badly injured rider lying in the track unprotected on the racing line cos they didn't like the look of him and instead fought over picking his bike up, ditto in Germany on more than one occasion....the marshalls, thats all of them, need to be trained to a professional standard and fully understand the flag signals for the event they are working at.

Buelliful .

July 26, 2010 5:01 PM

It would appear some marshalls started "celebrating" the end of the race a bit early. (De Angelis and RLH were 45 seconds behind the Lorenzo at the flag) And probably caught them on their last lap, Oops!

Yamaman - Unregistered

July 26, 2010 6:25 PM

As one of the marshalls working the Laguna, I can confirm that radio clearance was sought before heading trackside with the flags. We were well advised to stay clear of a live track when our presence was unnecessay and I know of at least one individual who was dismissed for crossing without permission earlier on.

Everybody is drilled and given constant safety reminders, with several inspections by MotoGP authorities. Unless you have been involved before, do not criticize the system. Most workers there conducted themselves in a professional manner and were on the lookout for each other. As regards the 'free ticket', the view you get is pot luck. The experience as a whole is what counts.

Ben - Unregistered

July 26, 2010 6:45 PM

I knew Alex would need an excuse for how a slack-jawed American could best him on a bike the American hadn't ridden before, but this is a bit silly.

ZeroGara

July 27, 2010 7:08 AM

He shouldn't complain as he finished in front of Pedrosa, a man he was too far back to even see him leaving the track.
There is no doubt in my mind flagging was done to assist Hayden in his effort, but the videos should exist for him to file a formal complaint. It is just going to make him look bad if he does, so he should shut up and play. Even if he won the race he would still be last, so what difference does it make?

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