The French Motorcycle Federation has intervened on the accident involving Zarco and Morbidelli with the following press release, which we report in full.
“Last Sunday an accident with potentially dramatic consequences involved two riders, Franco Morbidelli and FFM rider Johann Zarco, at the Austrian MotoGP Grand Prix.
“While a large part of the Grand Prix riders present or past consider that this accident is an unfortunate fact of racing, the French Motorcycle Federation wonders about certain accusations, the motivation of which is not well defined, concerning the responsibility of Johann Zarco in this accident.
“The President of the FFM, Mr. Jacques Bolle, himself a former Grand Prix rider, declared: "When we view the images, nothing shows that Johann had any responsibility in this accident, on the contrary. So the media should be cautious in this matter. In any event, the FIM Stewards will study the issue within a few days and I have full confidence in their analysis. "
“The French Motorcycle Federation will provide all the necessary support to Johann in this matter.”