This Sunday, in the Catalan Grand Prix, Fabio Quartararo was the protagonist of the biggest controversy. The French driver, who was second in full pursuit of the leader, Miguel Oliveira, the pectoral protectors came off. In addition, he ran some lap with the monkey completely detached, giving a very strong risk against his physical integrity. Because of this, the Yamaha he was sanctioned with three seconds, finishing sixth in the final classification.
However, the French pilot explained that what happened was not on purpose. According to her words, the jumpsuit’s zipper was fully unzipped, something that attracted attention. However, in the last hours, the supplier brand of Quartararo’s monkeys discredited his sayings. Alpinestars confirmed that the suit was in perfect condition at the time of the race.
According to the brand, everything that happened could have been due to a simple positioning error by the French pilot or that Quartararo opened it. Alpinestars confirmed what were the conclusions of what happened with the leader of the World Cup MotoGP on their social networks. The company began an investigation after the race this Sunday, at the Barcelona circuit.
“After initial post-race analysis on the Alpinestars Racing Development truck, located in the MotoGP paddock, the team concluded that the suit functioned normally with all zippers and closures fully operational. All the components of the suit, including the airbag, were intact and fully operational, ”the brand confirmed in a statement on Tuesday.
On the other hand, after confirming that “The airbag did not deploy during the race, it worked as expected, since there was no impact situation,” Alpinestars added that this result is not yet final. “This is just a first evaluation, which will be further investigated once the suit is in the laboratory, performing all the tests and analyzes to understand more about the cause of what happened.”
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