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Race Direction update Argentina GP race protocol

Race Direction update Argentina GP race protocol

The race distance is changed to 20 laps.

IN THE CASE OF THE RACE STARTING IN DRY CONDITIONS

Riders must change bikes at the end of their ninth, tenth or 11th Lap. For the avoidance of misunderstanding the rider can enter the pits after they have actually started the ninth lap and must do so before they start their 12th lap.

If rain starts and Race Direction consider the situation to be dangerous the red flag will be shown and all riders should enter pit lane. If 13 laps have been completed by all active riders then the race will be declared finished and full points will be awarded.

If the race is interrupted before 13 laps have been completed then teams will be given a minimum of 15 minutes between the display of the red flag and opening of pit lane to make adjustments to the machines. The pit lane will be open for five minutes as normal and riders may make more than one sighting lap.

The second part of the race will be for the number of laps required to complete the original number of 20 laps but, due to tyre constraints, with a maximum of 10 laps.

Grid positions will be based on the result of the first part, providing more than three laps were completed, and the race will be declared a wet race.

IN THE CASE OF THE RACE STARTING IN WET CONDITIONS

Riders may enter the pits to change machines only from the end of their ninth lap. For the avoidance of misunderstanding the rider can enter the pits after they have actually started his ninth lap. (There is no obligation to change machines).

If the wet race is red flagged for other reasons when more than 13 laps have been completed then the result will stand and there will be no restart.

Tags:
MotoGP, 2016, GRAN PREMIO MOTUL DE LA REPÚBLICA ARGENTINA, RAC

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