KNOW YOUR FLAGS

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GREEN Waved for the first lap of each prac­tice ses­sion, sight­ing lap and warmup lap and also im­me­di­ately af­ter a yel­low flag, it means the track is clear.

YEL­LOW AND RED STRIPED Ad­he­sion in this sec­tion of the track could be af­fected by any rea­son other than rain.

WHITE FLAG WITH DI­AG­O­NAL RED CROSS Spots of rain fall­ing in some sec­tions of the track.

WHITE FLAG WITH DI­AG­O­NAL RED CROSS AND YEL­LOW AND RED STRIPED Rain is fall­ing in this sec­tion of the track.

BLUE FLAG In­di­cates to a rider they are about to be over­taken or lapped.

CHE­QUERED FLAG In­di­cates the end of a race or ses­sion.

YEL­LOW FLAG A sin­gle waved yel­low at a mar­shal post in­di­cates dan­ger is ahead. Two waved yel­lows in­di­cate a haz­ard is wholly or par­tially block­ing the track. A rider must slow down and be pre­pared to stop. Over­tak­ing is banned un­til the green flag is shown.

WHITE FLAG In­forms rid­ers that they are al­lowed to pit to change bikes. It only ap­plies in Mo­togp for flag-to-flag races when a dry race be­comes wet.

RED FLAG Waved when a race or ses­sion is be­ing in­ter­rupted and rid­ers must slowly re­turn to the pits.

BLACK FLAG Waved along with the rider’s num­ber to in­di­cate a penalty, the rider must stop at the end of the cur­rent lap and can­not restart. It can also be used when a rider has a non­dan­ger­ous tech­ni­cal is­sue.

BLACK FLAG WITH OR­ANGE DISC Waved with the rider’s num­ber, it in­forms of a me­chan­i­cal is­sue likely to en­dan­ger them or other en­trants and they must leave the track im­me­di­ately.

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