StyrianGP: Johann Zarco handed a pitlane start for Austrian crash

Published on August 21, 2020
By Short Shift News

Johann Zarco has been awarded a pitlane start for ‘causing a collision’ on lap nine of the Austrian Grand Prix which saw both himself and PETRONAS Yamaha’s Franco Morbidelli crash out of the race in dramatic style.

Following their meeting with the FIM MotoGP™ Stewards Panel, Johann Zarco has been awarded a pitlane start penalty for irresponsible riding in last weekend’s Austrian Grand Prix.

In what looked like a racing incident,  it was determined that there was evidence of irresponsible riding from Johann Zarco, which has resulted in a penalty. The Frenchman will start his next MotoGP™ race from pitlane.

Meanwhile, other incidents including Aleix Espargaro and Danilo Petrucci’s Q1 clash was brushed off with nothing more than a written warning to the Italian for his hand gestures towards Espargaro, while brother Pol and fellow KTM counterpart Miguel Oliveira both were unpunished for their coming together in the second race.

MotoGP action continues in Styria this weekend for round five.

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