KNOW YOUR FLAGS
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.