Race Direction has imposed a fine of 15,000 Euros after marshals failed to warn the Moto2 riders of a wet parch of track at the start of this morning's first practice session at Sepang in Malaysia.
Several riders fell due to the unexpected track conditions, causing a broken collarbone for Bradley Smith and forcing title contender Marc Marquez to sit out the afternoon session after landing heavily on his shoulder.
The full FIM statement is as follows:
"On Friday 21st October at the beginning of the Moto2 Free Practice (FP1) the flag marshals didn't display the appropriate flag at turn 10 where the track was completely wet creating a very dangerous situation for the riders, which is an infringement to the Art. 1.22.1 of the FIM Road World Championship Grand Prix Regulations. According to article 1.6.5.C. the Race Direction has decided to impose to the organiser a fine of 15.000 euros. No appeal has been lodged. The decision of the Race Direction is final."