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10 Penalty points

Sanc­tions for of­fences like dan­ger­ous rid­ing or rid­ing too slowly in qual­i­fy­ing were to be im­ple­mented again through the penalty points sys­tem.

But an 11th hour regulation change just two weeks be­fore the first race means back-ofthe-grid and pit lane starts have been abol­ished.

The only pun­ish­ment now is for a rider that reaches 10 penalty points within one cal­en­dar year and the sanc­tion is a one-race ban.

Aside from penalty points, other sanc­tions like fines, ride through, time penal­ties and loss of cham­pi­onship points can still be handed out by a new Stew­ards Panel set up in the wake of the Rossi/ Mar­quez con­tro­versy in Sepang last Oc­to­ber.

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