Mechanics suspended for interfering with opposing team’s bike
On Saturday, two members of the Stralsund Husqvarna Max team were caught on camera appearing to deliberately obstruct Adrian Fernández’s bike as he raced Tech3 KTM during the second part of qualifying for the Moto3 Aragon Grand Prix. Trying to leave the garage.
MotoGP announced later on Saturday that the two mechanics were fined €2,000 (USD2003.23) and charged with “interfering with and contacting another team’s bike and rider in an aggressive and dangerous manner”. was suspended for two races.
MotoGP said it would be impossible to replace the pair due to immigration and travel restrictions, with mechanics banned for the next two races in Japan and Thailand, with suspensions deferred until later races.
Team boss, former World Superbike champion Max Biaggi, suggested that the two mechanics would both be punished more than what is already handed out by MotoGP.
“An unconscionable, dangerous act that cannot be justified in any way by our code of conduct! Those responsible will be punished accordingly.”
Fernández’s qualifying standings suffered as a result, meaning he started 15th on the grid for Sunday’s race. He eventually finished 12th.