Why Quartararo’s suit penalty highlights a wider issue in MotoGP
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Why Quartararo’s suit penalty highlights a wider issue in MotoGP

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OPINION: Fabio Quartararo racing with his leather suit open and subsequent penalty has been the main talking point of the Catalunya MotoGP weekend, which has highlighted a wider issue with MotoGP’s stewarding that risks a negative precedent going forward.

Unsurprisingly, Fabio Quartararo’s decision to race on despite a suit malfunction during the Catalan Grand Prix and his subsequent penalty has split the MotoGP paddock and social media right down the middle.

With around five laps to go of the Barcelona race, Quartararo’s Yamaha leathers completely unzipped themselves and he was seen discarding his chest protector through Turn 3 before carrying on to the chequered flag with his torso completely exposed.

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