Marini talks MotoGP™’s potential ‘red flag button’

On Friday afternoon at the Australian Grand Prix, Mooney VR46 Racing Team’s Luca Marini spoke about the potential of MotoGP™ riders having a ‘red flag button’ on their bikes, allowing them to send information back to Race Direction during a race or session. “So we are asking to them, also in the Safety Commission, to have like a button to push and maybe if 80% of the grid pushes this button, also in a race for example, they can have a red flag. At the minute, riders show their desire to have a race or session red-flagged – as we saw in the Moto2™ Thai GP recently – by raising their hand. “But when 80% of the riders, even the last one, even the 16th place pushes a button, and sends a signal that it is a dangerous situation, it’s OK, it’s like a vote, it’s like a political situation.

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