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First blunt punishment of the season in the Motorcycle World Championship. In the Moto3 category, the Turk Deniz Öncü (KTM) has been sanctioned with two great suspension prizes for irresponsible driving in the accident he caused with the Spanish Jeremy Alcoba (Honda) and in which the Italian were involved Andrea Migno (Honda) and Pedro Acosta (KTM) during the Grand Prix of the Americas.
In recent days, several pilots became aware of the danger of this sport, and the accident this weekend made the stewards reflect, who will begin to punish actions such as that of Öncü. The pilot of KTM has received one of the toughest penalties in history.
Tremendous multiple accident with @ 37_pedroacosta, @jeremyalcoba, Oncu and Migno involved!
We have experienced a true miracle. Incredible that everyone is fine 🙏 # AmericasGP 🇺🇸 #MotoGP 🏁 pic.twitter.com/eYl8Czp7lg
– DAZN Spain (@DAZN_ES) October 3, 2021
The Turk moved on the straight, changing trajectory and Jeremy Alcoba He touched him from behind on the counter. The Catalan fell, staying in the middle of the track, and Migno and Acosta they hit their Honda. A shocking accident, which fortunately did not give for more and from which all were unharmed.
The panel of commissioners, made up of Bill cumbow, Freddie spencer and Andres Somolinos, visualized the images of the accident and decided to impose the aforementioned sanction, which cannot be appealed, and which will prevent the pilot from contesting the GP from Emilia romagna and the Algarve. Öncü regretted what happened in the incident and went to the Gresini Racing box to quickly apologize.
🚩 RED FLAG 🚩
Race stopped due to multiple crash involving # 16 A Migno, # 37 P Acosta and # 52 J Alcoba. All riders involved are on their feet # Moto3 | #AmericasGP 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/9tUprBVnQX
– MotoGP ™ 🏁 (@MotoGP) October 3, 2021
“It is a very strong sanction. It was not their intention, but they have to go in this direction if you want to end these actions. It is the way to stop them, especially in the small categories,” he said. Marc Márquez, which was joined by the leader of the queen category, Fabio Quartararo: “You cannot change the trajectory on the straight. It was not his intention to generate something like that. In the race, we have to have sanctions this big,” said the Frenchman.