Márquez, sanctioned with 1 minute for accumulation of ‘yellow’; Rabat climbs to the podium
Race Direction has sanctioned Marc Márquez with a minute to add to the time he has spent in today’s race, due to his incident with Pol Espargaró in the Moto2 race. According to race direction, Marc has taken a risky action and has endangered and caused damage to a teammate. That and the accumulation of cards, since after the action in Qatar, which closed Luthi was not sanctioned but admonished, have led to this penalty, a minute that relegates him to 23rd place in the race and a podium Pol’s partner, Esteve Rabat, who added today, although several hours late, the second podium of his career in Moto2.
With this penalty, Marc adds 0 points, and it is the second time after the crash at Le Mans, so he has not scored two races and is dangerously close to the stage of last year, when he did not score in the first three races. that in the end cost him the title. Now Marc is fourth in the world, 18 points behind Luthi.
According to the Race Direction, after being out of control of the bike, Marc would have had to make sure he did not put any teammate in danger before returning to the track, while Pol was exonerated, since he was coming for the rope of the circuit with the position won. In addition, and this has been said by Andrea Dovizioso when asked about the issue in the press conference, Pol came with the bike leaning to the right, with his whole body off the motorcycle on the right side and with the deposit of his own motorcycle preventing him from looking to the left, so it is impossible to see Marquez coming when he has tried to recover the line.
Emilio Alzamora: “Marc is disappointed and disappointed”
Upon hearing the decision, the head of the Márquez team, Emilio Alzamora, commented that “we are very disappointed, we must always respect the opinion of everyone but we are very disappointed. Everything has originated because Sito Pons has filed a claim, and we do not understand that you have a minute, the images are clear and we will appeal the penalty. Although we know that we are not going to get anything, but we still manage to lower our time a little ”
“Marc is disappointed and disappointed, his career has not been far from what he has done throughout the race and I as a team would never have made a claim of this kind.”
The FIM revokes the decision of the DC and returns the podium to Márquez
The International Motorcycling Federation has decided this afternoon, after receiving an appeal from Marc Márquez’s team, to revoke the sanction that the Race Direction of Dorna had imposed on the Catalan driver for the incident with Pol Espargaró. In this way the FIM suspends the sanction of a minute that had applied to the pilot, who recovers the podium and 16 points in the fight for the world cup, of which he is now the second classified to two points of Thomas Luthi, the new leader .
The Communiqué says:
“On Sunday, June 3 during the Moto2 race, the driver Marc Márquez piloted in an irresponsible manner causing danger to the pilot Pol Espargaró, which violates Article 1.21.2 of the regulations of the 2012 FIM World Championship. The Race Direction decided to impose a time penalty of one minute on the time achieved in the race. An appeal was filed with the FIM commissioners. The FIM commissioners did not confirm the decision of the Race Direction and cancel the sanction.
Now a new appeal can be submitted to the FIM committee. ”
This means that now the team of Pol Espargaró will be able to present an appeal to the suspension of the sanction, for what the FIM and its commissars could, if it proceeds, maintain their decision or change it.
We will continue reporting on this.