MotoGP Assen J3, Yamaha reacts to Fabio Quartararo's penalty: "it's hard and inconsistent"

MotoGP Assen J3, Yamaha reacts to Fabio Quartararo’s penalty: “it’s hard and inconsistent”

Yamaha reacts to the latest news from the Race Direction… Carmelo Ezpeleta had however passed on the message since the rather harsh comments of the pilots on the marshals of the FIM following the loss of control of Nakagami of his Honda, at the start of the Catalunya Grand Prix, which has been qualified as a fact of the race: there is no longer any question of the legitimacy of Freddie Spencer and his colleagues in their assessment of the events taking place on the track. A modus vivendi which will not have resisted this sanction that Fabio Quartararo will have to undergo during the next British Grand Prix for having escaped his Yamaha under the wheels of Aleix Espargaró during the Dutch Grand Prix this Sunday…

An event which will be worth to the Frenchman to make a so-called long lap penalty during the next game in August on the side of Silverstone. Monster Yamaha Team Manager, Massimo Meregalliconsiders that the decision to penalize Fabio Quartararo for the incident in Assen with Alex Espargaro is ” not only harsh, but inconsistent »

The stewards of the FIM judged that the maneuver on Aleix Espargaro was ” too ambitious » and that he was « unable to successfully overtake, as a result of which he crashed, causing contact with the Aprilia and forcing him off the track “.

Aleix Espargaro rose from second to 15th place, before climbing back to fourth position under the checkered flag. On his side, Fabio Quartararo rejoined the race in last place, then made a pit stop before crashing a second and final time. The Frenchman, who now has 21 points ahead of its closest rival Aleix Espargaro to World Championshiplater admitted that he had committed a stupid mistake and apologized to the pilot Aprilia.

Yamaha: ” this is inconsistent with racing incidents we have seen in previous Grands Prix that have gone unpunished

Maio Meregalli believes that this should have been the end of the matter and seems to emphasize that no sanction was imposed on Takaaki Nakagami for triggering an accident involving several pilots, including a broken wrist for Alex Rins, in Barcelona. On the press release Yamahawe can read : ” we consider Fabio’s first accident a racing incident and believe that the race direction’s decision to give him a sanction for the next race is not only severe given that he didn’t take anyone with him and that Aleix still scored pointsbut that it’s also not consistent with the racing incidents we’ve seen in previous Grands Prix that have gone unpunished “.

He finishes : ” we will take advantage of this break to digest this Grand Prix and return ready to fight at Silverstone in a month. Fabio Quartararo’s second accident is believed to have been caused by damage to his traction control system during the first fall “. It will be recalled that there is a possibility of appeal when the sanction is pronounced but that it has been rejected… In this Grand Prix of the Netherlands, the Moto3 pilots David Munoz and Adrian Fernandez were also punished and will also have to complete a long lap during the comeback at Silverstone.

Fabio Quartararo

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