Roczen and Ferrandis lost points?

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7/3/2021 2:36 PM

They both jumped on the medic flag did they get busted? I was at the race so no one said anything there

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7/3/2021 2:39 PM

Ferrandis lost one, Kenny lost two points.

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7/3/2021 2:44 PM

Anyone else think it’s insane how inconsistent they are with the penalties?


Well you jumped this far so it’s 1 point, and well you jumped this far so it’s 2 points.

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7/3/2021 2:47 PM
Edited Date/Time: 7/3/2021 2:54 PM

From what i saw on the single replay, one medic flag was halfway round the turn before, so no way Kenny would have seen it being so close to Ferrandis, and the second one was on the top of the landing side of the tabletop..

I wrote this before i go back and rewatch it again, because that is twice as many goes at it as DF and Kenny got, DF had the advantage of being in front, so had a better view.

Flaggers halfway round the turn is dumb.

Now to find a replay


EDIT. So the flagger in the turn was spot on, cant fault him but the flagger on the take off was yellows only , the second medic flag was blind to the riders till they took off.

Rules is rules, but you gotta be on point with the flags to give the guys a chance.

Wheels on the ground HAS to be on the front of the jump.

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7/3/2021 2:49 PM

Why even bother with such minor penalties? Dock them a position if you’re going to do something. One and two points is weak. I was at the race and didn’t see the incident yet.

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7/3/2021 4:37 PM

In all fairness, niether the riders nor the AMA have a clue what the penalty will be until about 3 seconds before they announce it.

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7/3/2021 6:23 PM

Mr. Afterbar wrote:

Why even bother with such minor penalties? Dock them a position if you’re going to do something. One and two points is weak. I ...more

Every point counts in a championship battle last time I checked

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7/3/2021 6:52 PM

Ferrandis should not have been penalized for that

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7/3/2021 7:21 PM

They both had a flag in the turn right before the jump and everyone else was clearly rolling it, I was standing right there watching it.

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7/3/2021 7:30 PM

jambalaya wrote:

Ferrandis should not have been penalized for that

His wheels left the ground right?? Per rule he should be penalized🤷🏻‍♂️🤷🏻‍♂️🤷🏻‍♂️

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7/3/2021 9:33 PM

philG wrote:

From what i saw on the single replay, one medic flag was halfway round the turn before, so no way Kenny would have seen it ...more

That’s what I saw too. I didn’t notice the flagger in the corner, but the flagger on the jump was 100% blind.

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7/4/2021 1:49 AM

To be fair I don’t think DF or Ken saw the Red Cross flag till they were off the lip. As they went by, the Red Cross flagger ran from the end of jump to the front so the rest could see it. No points should have been lost.

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7/4/2021 3:57 AM

What is the penalty for a rider in 10th, 20th or 40th?

What if the rider has no championship points?

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7/4/2021 5:14 AM

JOE_SPROCKETS#1 wrote:

Every point counts in a championship battle last time I checked

As if I were unaware? When is the last time they docked someone a single point for jumping on a red flag?

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7/4/2021 5:21 AM

jambalaya wrote:

Ferrandis should not have been penalized for that

Neither of them should have been, the flaggers were in horrible spots. How are you going to hold the medic flag towards the middle of a table top? Why can’t they protest AMA for being unsafe and not holding the right flags at the right place?

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7/4/2021 7:33 AM

jambalaya wrote:

Ferrandis should not have been penalized for that

Jordan421 wrote:

Neither of them should have been, the flaggers were in horrible spots. How are you going to hold the medic flag towards the ...more

There was a WOG flag being waved going into the corner before the jump, as well as one before the jump. Here's a screen grab someone posted yesterday...

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7/4/2021 7:45 AM

jambalaya wrote:

Ferrandis should not have been penalized for that

Jordan421 wrote:

Neither of them should have been, the flaggers were in horrible spots. How are you going to hold the medic flag towards the ...more

DC wrote:

There was a WOG flag being waved going into the corner before the jump, as well as one before the jump. Here's a screen grab ...more

DC:

I won't argue the point that they did or didn't see the flag, it was there and they both jumped. My only argument would be is why isn't the penalty the same across the board? It shouldn't matter if you jumped 5ft or 50ft, you should be penalized the same. As for the depth of the penalty, one or two points doesn't seem to be much of a deterrent as has been mentioned what penalty does the 30th place rider get? At a minimum a rider should be docked a position, that would be a much more fitting deterrent.

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7/4/2021 8:05 AM

Rules are rules:
2.10.b

ii. White and Red Stripe Flag (“Wheels on the Ground” Flag) and or Red and White flashing
lights: Indicates a potentially hazardous situation on or near the racetrack in an area that
is not clearly visible to on-coming riders. Riders must proceed with extreme caution. Both
wheels of the motorcycle must remain on the ground over obstacles until the rider has
passed the area of concern. Passing is NOT allowed. This flag and or flashing red and
white lights takes precedence over all other flags that may be displayed. Penalty for
violation of the flag is loss of one championship point for every 20 feet of air jumped.
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7/4/2021 8:09 AM
Edited Date/Time: 7/4/2021 4:31 PM

moto314 wrote: Rules are rules:
2.10.b

ii. White and Red Stripe Flag (“Wheels on the Ground” Flag) and or Red and White flashing
lights: ...more

Not sure where you pulled that from but that's not what the latest version says. See the link:
https://mxsp.iscdn.net/2021/05/2414_2021_pro_mx_rules_v7.pdf

ii. White and Red Stripe Flag (“Wheels on the Ground” Flag) and or Red and White flashing
lights: Indicates a potentially hazardous situation on or near the racetrack in an area that
is not clearly visible to on-coming riders. Riders must proceed with extreme caution. Both
wheels of the motorcycle must remain on the ground over obstacles until the rider has
passed the area of concern. Passing is NOT allowed. This flag and or flashing red and
white lights takes precedence over all other flags that may be displayed. Penalty for
violation of the flag may include but not be limited to, loss of championship point(s)
and/or race position(s), as determined by the Race Director.

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7/4/2021 8:11 AM

dkurtd wrote:

DC:

I won't argue the point that they did or didn't see the flag, it was there and they both jumped. My only argument would ...more

So someone that made a last ditch effort to slow up should get the same penalty as someone that made no effort to slow up?

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7/4/2021 8:15 AM

DC wrote:

There was a WOG flag being waved going into the corner before the jump, as well as one before the jump. Here's a screen grab ...more

Both of them should have been penalized but the 'points' part of it is stupid.

The penalty should be one position in the moto.

I think they both saw the flag but decided to ignore it. Especially Kenny.

And to the people who say, 'they are pros and going so fast they can't see it', that is total BS.

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7/4/2021 8:17 AM

DC wrote:

There was a WOG flag being waved going into the corner before the jump, as well as one before the jump. Here's a screen grab ...more

dkurtd wrote:

DC:

I won't argue the point that they did or didn't see the flag, it was there and they both jumped. My only argument would ...more

sbarrington314 wrote:

So someone that made a last ditch effort to slow up should get the same penalty as someone that made no effort to slow up?

When the flag is in the previous corner and there should be no reason for a last ditch effort, yes.

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7/4/2021 8:21 AM

jambalaya wrote:

Ferrandis should not have been penalized for that

Jordan421 wrote:

Neither of them should have been, the flaggers were in horrible spots. How are you going to hold the medic flag towards the ...more

DC wrote:

There was a WOG flag being waved going into the corner before the jump, as well as one before the jump. Here's a screen grab ...more

That flag is right in their face. Penalty should be stiffer imho. Otherwise what is the point?

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7/4/2021 8:22 AM

jambalaya wrote:

Ferrandis should not have been penalized for that

Jordan421 wrote:

Neither of them should have been, the flaggers were in horrible spots. How are you going to hold the medic flag towards the ...more

DC wrote:

There was a WOG flag being waved going into the corner before the jump, as well as one before the jump. Here's a screen grab ...more

DC, I could understand how the riders would have been confused yesterday when at race pace. The WOG flag before the corner was pretty early and the other WOG flag was on top of the jump instead of at the approach of the jump. Not excusing it and I agree with the penalties. I agree with how the points were docked as opposed to positions. But the flaggers made that incident difficult. The flagger for the jump should have been on the face or before the jump (not on top of the jump), then there would be absolutely no excuses. When I saw that live, I thought WTF is that flagger doing? Obviously race officials realized something was wrong with how the flaggers handled it because the penalties were pretty minor. That was potentially a very dangerous situation with Dean being down after the landing. The flagger on top of that jump needed a pretty stern butt chewing in my opinion.

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7/4/2021 8:24 AM

I can finish the series and owe points?

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7/4/2021 8:59 AM

Jordan421 wrote:

Neither of them should have been, the flaggers were in horrible spots. How are you going to hold the medic flag towards the ...more

DC wrote:

There was a WOG flag being waved going into the corner before the jump, as well as one before the jump. Here's a screen grab ...more

TbonesPop wrote:

DC, I could understand how the riders would have been confused yesterday when at race pace. The WOG flag before the corner was ...more

If you're going to emphasize one thing while working with these flaggers it's that if there is a rider down on the back side of a jump you need to get to the front/face of the jump and get that flag in their face.

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7/4/2021 9:01 AM

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7/4/2021 9:02 AM

DC wrote:

There was a WOG flag being waved going into the corner before the jump, as well as one before the jump. Here's a screen grab ...more

TbonesPop wrote:

DC, I could understand how the riders would have been confused yesterday when at race pace. The WOG flag before the corner was ...more

motomike137 wrote:

If you're going to emphasize one thing while working with these flaggers it's that if there is a rider down on the back side ...more

I know someone who 'trains' flaggers at races and he always tells me how they often don't do what they are trained to do.

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7/4/2021 9:46 AM
Edited Date/Time: 7/4/2021 9:49 AM

Jordan421 wrote:

Neither of them should have been, the flaggers were in horrible spots. How are you going to hold the medic flag towards the ...more

DC wrote:

There was a WOG flag being waved going into the corner before the jump, as well as one before the jump. Here's a screen grab ...more

dkurtd wrote:

DC:

I won't argue the point that they did or didn't see the flag, it was there and they both jumped. My only argument would ...more

I believe if it were 30th place it would probably have to be a position, but in this case you had first and second both jumping, but one guy checked up and the other sent it. I believe the referee thought that penalizing each a spot was too harsh--it would end up giving Plessinger a win that he did not deserve, and five more points

Also consider this: The difference between first and second is three points; the difference between second and third is two. Had each been docked a position, it would have been worse for Dylan, who offense was deemed less. The two points that Roczen was docked were effectively one position, points-wise, without changing the results.

The goal is to keep riders from jumping in places that will endanger downed riders, medics and themselves, not change the results of a race because of a couple of mental mistakes by the two top finishers. It's never going to be perfect for everyone but this system is a heck of a lot better than the one that saw guys getting landed on... I will talk to Jeff Canfield and the others on Tuesday's call to find out more. Also, when each rider apparently saw all of the angles the ref had on video, they accepted the penalties, though Honda did argue that it should be even. The referee begged to differ.

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7/4/2021 9:58 AM

I'd just like to clarify that my mild irritation with this incident is to be directed at the flagger on top of the jump where riders couldn't see him/her. The penalties handed out were reasonable IMO. My frustration comes from the fact that Dean could have been landed on and more severely hurt. Fortunately nothing happened.

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