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MotoGP, Sensational: track commissioners knew about the dangerousness of Turn 5

VIDEO Former rider Fabio Barchitta: "Conversing with track officials, I discovered that water accumulated on an adjacent knoll was rising up through the ground onto the asphalt, creating unpredictable conditions for the riders, who were surprised by a different section of track on each lap."

MotoGP: Sensational: track commissioners knew about the dangerousness of Turn 5

The track officials knew about the dangerous nature of the track at Turn 5. They knew why, and they even tried to dry it out using the blowers that gardeners use to sweep leaves from driveways. Nonetheless, at the start of the MotoGP race, the indication of the dangerousness of that spot was removed to allow the start of the race.

This was discovered by former rider Fabio Barchitta, who was observing that spot, on the track. He saw the stewards working and then talked to them. This is his account on Facebook.

"During today's MotoGP sprint race, I had the opportunity to be in the Turn 5 service road, a critical point of the event. I observed several rider crashes, caused by some surprisingly treacherous wet patches. Although race management initially displayed a warning for a slippery track, this was removed after the first few laps, not assuming that the problem had been resolved, but to give the marshals the opportunity to display it again in case of a new and different problem. However, in conversing with the track marshals, I discovered that water accumulated on an adjacent knoll was rising up through the ground onto the asphalt, creating unpredictable conditions for the riders, who were surprised by a different section of track on each lap.

This anomaly was not predictable during pre-race inspection, and the stewards' attempt to dry the asphalt at the end of the race raised a lot of water, indicating that the problem persisted. I believe that a half-hour postponement of the race would not have resolved the situation, but rather created complications for the TV slots. A very unusual and unfortunate phenomenon, which put a strain on the riders and the organization."

HERE THE VIDEO.

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