RACE CON­TROL?

Fast Bikes - - RACE NEWS -

Along with Crutchlow’s win, peo­ple will al­ways re­mem­ber Ar­gentina for race con­trol’s cu­ri­ous de­ci­sions. The first came in Moto3 FP1, when Aron Canet ap­par­ently let rage get the bet­ter of him when he hounded ri­val Kazakh, slung it up the inside of him into turn 13 and stood his bike up in an ef­fort to fire a shot across Yurchenko’s bow, but in the process clipped his front and sent both rid­ers hurtling through the gravel. Race con­trol deemed it a rac­ing in­ci­dent, set­ting a des­per­ately poor prece­dent for the rest of the week­end.

The crazi­ness con­tin­ued come race day and the start of the Mo­toGP race. Mak­ing their way to the grid, it dawned on 23 of the 24 strong field that their choice of a wet bike setup was the wrong choice for the rapidly dry­ing track. Cue a mass ex­o­dus from the grid leav­ing pole man Jack Miller in the top spot. Un­for­tu­nately the Aussie’s brave call didn’t get the re­ward it war­ranted. What seemed like a fudged de­ci­sion saw the rest of the field al­lowed to take their orig­i­nal grid po­si­tions, al­beit 50m be­hind Miller. I know. Me nei­ther!

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