Mike Webb – Jorge Lorenzo closed without points the 2016 Catalunya GP. A week later, the world champion still thinks that the penalty for Andrea Iannone has been too “light”. Ducati rider will start down the grid in Dutch GP, the next race. Now we know the opinion of Mike Webb, the race Director. “Jorge expressed his point of view. I understood. The Commissioners ‘ group considers that it has made the right decision. Jorge Lorenzo understands that punishment is not harsh enough. Andrea believes, instead, that it is too bad. So, we reached a compromise.” said the Webb.
Andrea Iannone received a penalty. He will start from last place on the starting grid at the Dutch GP in Assen, which will take place from 24 to 26 June. “When we spoke with Iannone, he told us that the telemetry showed he has reined in the right place and that Jorge was very slow. So, he couldn’t do anything. We checked the telemetry of both bikes. The data are clear. Jorge has reined in the correct spot. Iannone told the truth, but Jorge didn’t do anything weird. It was clear that he had a problem with the front wheel.” said Webb to MCN.
Mike Webb: “The last spot of the grid is already punishment enough”
Finally, the clerk of the course makes it clear the way to go this season. “Our procedure is based on that recidivism. Those who get it wrong several times will receive heavier penalties. Andrea Iannone admitted having made a mistake, that mistake. So, sorry, but the punishment is greater. We believe that the departure from the last spot of the grid is already punishment enough. Punishment enough to deter future by committing too many errors.” ended Webb. Now, Andrea Iannone will have to be careful. He doesn’t make any more mistakes. He may annoy both their colleagues and his current team.