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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