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Quartararo race swimsuit in “regular working order” after Catalan GP controversy

The Yamaha rider ended the grand prix along with his swimsuit opened and with out his chest protector, leading to a three-second time penalty dropping him to sixth, having already misplaced third to a three-second time penalty for a observe limits violation.

Quartararo had no rationalization for why his leathers got here undone and stated Alpinestars was looking into the issue.

He later stated he should have been black-flagged and thus disqualified from the race for his swimsuit downside as “it was not right” behaviour within the wake of the Jason Dupasquier tragedy.

Present FIM guidelines on security gear states: “The gear should be worn, accurately mounted, always throughout on-track exercise.”

The producer stated on Tuesday that following a primary evaluation, they discovered “all zippers and fasteners totally functioning” and stated all of the swimsuit’s componentry, together with the Tech-Air Airbag System, was intact.

In a press release, Alpinestars stated: “Following Sunday’s MotoGP race on the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, the Alpinestars’ Racing Growth group commenced an investigation into the integrity of Fabio Quartararo’s racing swimsuit.

“Upon preliminary evaluation post-race within the Alpinestars Racing Growth truck positioned within the MotoGP paddock, the group discovered the swimsuit to be in regular working order with all zippers and fasteners totally functioning.

Fabio Quartararo, Yamaha Factory Racing

Fabio Quartararo, Yamaha Manufacturing facility Racing

Photograph by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images

“Moreover, all of the swimsuit’s componentry, together with the Tech-Air® Airbag System, was intact and totally functioning. The Tech-Air® Airbag System didn’t deploy in the course of the race, it functioned as anticipated, as there was not a crash state of affairs.

“That is solely a primary evaluation, to be additional investigated as soon as the swimsuit is within the Alpinestars laboratory at Alpinestars headquarters, conducting all testing and evaluation to grasp extra about the reason for what occurred.”

After the incident, MotoGP world champion Joan Mir – who was fifth within the race – stated he didn’t really feel Quartararo ought to have been punished for finishing the race along with his leathers open, however felt the way in which he discarded his chest protector ought to cop a penalty.

“What I see as very harmful is throwing the breastplate, it is plastic and it is harmful, there are bikes coming at 200 km/h from behind,” Mir stated.

“After all, that’s punishable, I believe it places the opposite riders in peril, that is how it’s.”

Johann Zarco, who was second at Barcelona, stated he felt Quartararo’s actions would have warranted a black flag for disqualification “for his security”.

Honda’s Marc Marquez believes it might be “unfair” to have disqualified Quartararo, however concedes he ought to have pulled out as a matter of security.

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