Thursday, June 9, 2011

Race Direction Act Again: Sofuoglu And Simon Summoned For Barcelona Crash

MotoGP's Race Direction have been extremely active recently. The latest move by the body charged with enforcing MotoGP's rulebook is to summon Kenan Sofuoglu and Julian Simon to discuss the crash between the pair at Barcelona.

The incident was caused when Sofuoglu ran in too hot to the corner, and crashed into the back of Simon, breaking the Mapfre Aspar rider's leg. Sofuoglu immediately understood that it was his fault, going over and apologizing to Simon as soon as both men were up. However, Race Direction clearly feel they need to discuss the matter with the two riders, to learn the exact background to the crash. The meeting is to take place on Thursday before the Silverstone MotoGP round, and though Kenan Sofuoglu is certain to attend - despite suffering a mild concussion and being examined for a wrist injury - Julian Simon could well be forced to miss the race due to his broken leg.

Below is the press release from Race Direction announcing the meeting:

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