Two mechanics have been fined and suspended for blocking an opposing crew’s bike from leaving the pit lane throughout qualifying for a bike race.
On Saturday, two members of the Sterilgarda Husqvarna Max crew have been caught on digital camera showing to intentionally impede the bike of Adrian Fernandez as he tried to go away the Tech3 KTM storage through the second a part of qualifying for the Moto3 Aragon Grand Prix.
MotoGP introduced afterward Saturday that each mechanics have been fined €2,000 (USD2003.23) and suspended for 2 races for “interfering and making contact with the bike and rider of another team in an aggressive and dangerous manner.”
The suspension was deferred till later races as banning the mechanics for the following two races, in Japan and Thailand, MotoGP mentioned, would make changing the pair inconceivable due to immigration and journey restrictions.
The crew’s boss, former World Superbike Champion Max Biaggi, urged the 2 mechanics would each be punished past that already handed down by MotoGP.
“Unacceptable behavior!” he mentioned on Twitter. “We publicly apologize to the Tech3 Racing Staff and Adriàn Fernàndez.
“An unsolicited, dangerous action that cannot be justified in any way by our code of ethics! Those responsible will be appropriately punished.”
Fernandez’s qualifying standings suffered because of this, which means he began from fifteenth place within the grid for Sunday’s race. He ultimately completed twelfth.