Malaysian Grand Prix organisers have been fined over an incident in Moto2 practice today that sidelined championship contender Marc Marquez and left Bradley Smith with a fractured collarbone and chest contusion.
Both riders, along with Jules Cluzel, had violent falls at Turn 10 right at the start of practice two. Marquez escaped serious injury, but opted to miss the afternoon session to rest and recover. Cluzel was unhurt.
An isolated rain shower had fallen at the corner between the end of MotoGP practice and Moto2 commencing, but the slippery surface warning flag was not shown.
"The flag marshals didn't display the appropriate flag at Turn 10 where the track was completely wet creating a very dangerous situation for the riders, which is an infringement to the Art. 1.22.1 of the FIM Road World Championship Grand Prix Regulations," said an FIM statement.
Marquez's title rival Stefan Bradl, who leads the Spaniard by three points with two rounds to go, was quickest today.