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Fine for Sepang organisers after wet track mistake in first Moto2 practice.

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Nick - Unregistered

October 21, 2011 10:23 AM

Does the safety car not go round and do a lap before practices??? Surely they should have been checking the track first?

The marshall posts can be a fair distance from the actual track, plus Sepang is very wide, it may not have been that obvious!

This could ruin the championship, I hope Marquez is ok!!
Get well soon Brad!


October 21, 2011 10:59 AM

I call bullcrap. Nobody waved any flags at Phillip Island either when four riders were going down in one lap on wet patches! I didn't hear race direction imposing any fines there. And this was in a race where actual points are given, not just free practice!

Gutted for Bradders though, hope he gets well soon.

hotrijder7 - Unregistered

October 21, 2011 11:23 AM

was it not race direction that did not stop a race when someone was dieing on the track because of TV coverage of the next race, just shows they have rules and rules
my dissition is final

Oli - Unregistered

October 21, 2011 11:36 AM

I wonder who pays the fine, I think we all know it's not the marshall's personally who are liable. The race promotors? I thought the marshalling would be under the remit of race direction anyway? Isn't that like someone fining themselves?


iusedtobesleepy - Unregistered

October 21, 2011 1:09 PM


I distinctly remember watching PI race and white flags were shown as were waved white with red cross when it started raining thereby indicating slippery surface and declared wet race.

GPFan - Unregistered

October 21, 2011 1:57 PM

The reason why there was a fine to the Marshals as they had to blame someone else as they would never point the fingers at themselves, Race Direction

Oh and the other reason was because Marques was involved they had to show power.

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