Andres125sx wrote: ↑
Wed Jun 09, 2021 10:18 am
Btw, did Fabio explained the reason of his problem at the end?
If I remember correctly he said that his chest protector, which aren't actually fastened in any way (at least with Alpinestars gear that he uses), started to move up and because of that he had it harder and harder to breathe. To release the tension and to try and shift it back down he just started to unzip, thinking that after he pushes it back down he'll zip the suit back up, but suit got caught in a wind and it unzipped all the way on itself and his chest protector fell out.
I can see why he didn't retire from the race, as he himself said he was thinking of the championship and trying to get as much points as possible from bad situation. But I can also understand why there were calls for black flagging him - riding at 340+ km/h and falling with leathers open there is almost no protection. He already lost his chest protector, airbag won't protect him if leathers are open and if he fell it would be a disaster. The thing is, no one knew what the correct procedure was in that situation and hopefully now that it happened it will be written in the rules so that there is no confusion if something like that happens in the future.
On a side note, that is also one of the reasons I never use chest protectors while riding on the street even though I never put the leg over my bike without a back protector. They're just cumbersome.
On the news side of things, rules were updated for Moto3 class.
Sporting regulations change:
- effective immediately - to avoid situations where combined Free Practice results are changed near the start of Q1 session and thus someone who previously was directly in Q2 now has too little time to properly prepare for Q1 those results will be finalized 60 minutes after the end of FP3. Any appeals after that time won't be looked at. Results of Q1 will be finalized 5 minutes after its end and as for combined practice results any appeal after that won't be looked at.
- Current bikes are to be frozen in design until the end of 2023 season to reduce costs.
- Maximum price for rolling chassis to remain at 85.000€
- As part of the engine package, each manufacturer will only be required to supply three gearboxes sets per two-rider team.
- Each team will be permitted to rent a maximum of two additional sets of gearboxes at the capped price of €2.500 each.
- A Maximum of six engines per rider, for the season will be permitted. However, a manufacturer can choose to allocate five engines per rider, for the season.
- Manufacturers can continue to charge the Championship €60,000 per entry for engine supply whether the allocation is five or six engines per rider.
- Because engines are rebuilt during the season and re-allocated to the teams, the manufacturers need to avoid unnecessary additional rebuild costs due to misuse of the engine. Therefore, A protocol will be agreed with the manufacturers that will define what is believed is an acceptable use of the engine by the teams and riders. Meaning, teams can be charged for proven engine damaged caused by the rider or team exceeding these parameters.
It has been agreed that all parties will make every effort will to introduce a new and more sustainable fuel.
From 2024, bike specifications will be declared for a minimum two-year rolling period (with a review during mid-season of the first year to evaluate the possibility to increase to three years). This means that at the start of the 2024 season, each manufacturer will declare their bike specification at the first event of the season, with this specification being frozen until at least the end of the 2025 season.
To avoid the possible issue of a manufacturer having a design problem that is impacting on the performance of their bike and not being able to fix it for three years. Each manufacturer will be permitted to upgrade one of the following areas in the first year only:
- Main fairing
- Front fender
The upgraded part must be supplied free of charge to all riders and be available to all at the same time.
A regularly updated version of the FIM Grand Prix Regulations which contains the detailed text of the regulation changes may be viewed shortly on: http://www.fim-live.com/en/sport/regula ... rand-prix/