Moto2: Simoncelli warned after collision
The FIM officials have decided not to penalise Marco Simoncelli for his collision with Alvaro Bautista in the Mugello 250cc race - but have warned that he risks a ban if he transgresses again
The reigning champion pushed Bautista very wide and into the gravel as they fought for the lead in today's wet event, allowing Mattia Pasini to pass them both and go on to win the race, while Simoncelli and Bautista recovered to second and third.
A statement from the stewards said that while no immediate sanction would be applied, Simoncelli's conduct would be watched closely from now on.
"During the 250cc race, rider Marco Simoncelli rode in an irresponsible manner, causing danger to rider Alvaro Bautista, which is an infringement to the Art. 1.21.2 of the 2009 FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix Regulations," said the statement.
"The Race Direction has decided to penalise rider Marco Simoncelli with a warning as to his future conduct, which means any further incident of the same nature this year may result in a suspension and to impose him a fine of USD 5,000."
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