MotoGP's ruling body, FIM, has announced that it will review the behavior of the marshals at the Spanish GP following the accident between Casey Stoner and Valentino Rossi.
The duo crashed after the Italian rider fell when overtaking the Australian, and Stoner complained after the race that the marshals had helped Rossi but not him to get back into the event. The Honda rider had to retire but was convinced he could have rejoined the race had he received more assistance from the track workers. Rossi went on to finish in fifth position.
"When I looked back I had like one guy pushing me, all the rest were walking back to their posts... What am I supposed to do with that? For sure that guy was trying hard, but with one guy it's impossible – he'd be destroyed before we got over the hill," Stoner said. "I think if we'd have been able to get the bike going we would have had some very good points because the bike was undamaged. We should've been able to be competitive to the end, but things happen like this.
This is something that riders who are against Valentino have had to learn to deal with. It's completely unfair, but it's something that's happened to me in the past when I've crashed. I've had people pushing my bike off the track, even when it's perfect and I can still race. I've had to fight with marshals to get them to try and get me started again."
On Tuesday, FIM announced that it will be reviewing the incident, although it made it clear the results of the race will not be altered.
"Due to the fact that the final decision of the Race Direction will not affect the result of the race, the hearing will be organized on Thursday, April 28 in Estoril, Portugal," the FIM said in a statement.