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Marshalling review launched after Rossi-Stoner clash

Despite the hearing, the review will not affect the results of the Spanish Grand Prix.
The FIM has announced it will organise a hearing to discuss the actions of marshals during the controversial Spanish Grand Prix in light of the incident involving Valentino Rossi and Casey Stoner.

The marshals came in for criticism following the accident involving the two protagonists, with footage appearing to show a greater number rushing to aid Rossi rather than Stoner.

Rossi, who prompted the accident when he low-sided into the path of Stoner on lap seven, would go on to rejoin and finish fifth, while Stoner was forced to retire after being unable to get going.

Stoner went on to express his disappointment at the apparent favouritism, while Marco Simoncelli was another to criticise the actions of marshals after he also crashed out and failed to receive assistance.

As such, race direction will organise a hearing with the Jerez Clerk of the Course and the Chief Marshal to review the incident and hear explanations from those in charge.

The short statement went on to stress the hearing, which will take place on April 28th at the next MotoGP round in Portugal, will not affect the results of Sunday's race.




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McbainUK

April 05, 2011 3:43 PM

just play this video at the hearing www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYNe6VzhNo0 and they'll see Stoner is talking complete balls. As for the other riders who complained...would need to see further evidence.

McbainUK

April 05, 2011 4:02 PM

mike hunt i think you need to watch again. By the time they reach the riders Stoner has his bike up already. They go to Rossi as he went down with the bike on top of him. When they realise they're both ok they split up and help both. They don't even push Rossi as he doesn't need it. A group of marshals try to get Stoner going but it he's pushed the kill switch.... It's not the job of the marshals to put themselves at such risk to push Casey around the circuit. They gave it a good go. That's at the end of the main straight and an incredibly dangerous position to be stood trying to bump start a rider. show a bit of common sense.



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