Gresini rider Marco Simoncelli has been warned to avoid a repeat of the kind of riding he was criticized for during the French MotoGP race two weeks ago.
The Italian was on the receiving end of criticism from some rivals after an incident with Honda's Dani Pedrosa during the race, with riders saying the Gresini racer had been too aggressive during their fight. Pedrosa crashed out of the race in the accident and broke his right collarbone, having to sit out this weekend's race in Barcelona.
Simoncelli was summoned by FIM and IRTA representatives, with whom he met at Barcelona today. FIM warned the Italian about a repeat of his riding, and the ruling body said Simoncelli had vowed to be more cautious in the future.
"The purpose of the meeting was to give all the parties the opportunity to discuss the incident at the French MotoGP in Le Mans that resulted in Marco Simoncelli being penalized with a ride through penalty and to draw a line under it," said FIM in a statement.
"Race Direction informed Simoncelli that they wished to ensure that he was aware of his mistake and to avoid any repetition in the future. Simoncelli responded that in the interval after the French Grand Prix he had had time for reflection and regretted the statements he had made in the heat of the moment immediately after the grand prix. He also recognized that he had made an error of judgment and stated that in future he would try to evaluate situations better and be a little more cautious."