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11 days ago
By motogp.com

Course cutting: Misano

A reminder as to where penalties for short-cutting may occur at the Gran Premio Octo di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini

Teams and riders have been notified about the places where penalties may occur if any rider short-cuts at the Gran Premio Octo di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini this weekend.

The sectors for Misano are defined between FL - TP1, covering both Turn 1-2 and Turn 2-3. In principle, a rider making a mistake and short-cutting the track should lose time compared to staying on track.

FIM regulation Art. 1.21.3 will be enforced as follows:

- Riders cutting the track in practice and qualifying will have the lap time cancelled.

- Riders cutting the track in the race must be at least 1 second slower in that sector than their average normal time for that sector (“normal” = not the first lap, or any other irregular lap eg. due to changing conditions or an incident).

- If the rider is not at least 1 second slower, a time penalty will be imposed equal to 2 seconds slower than the rider’s average normal time for that sector.

- Any position gained by short-cutting the track must be given back immediately.

- If a rider is forced off track by another rider then only advantage gained (position or time gained) will be considered.

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