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Alpinestars: Quartararo's leathers in 'normal working order'

Alpinestars was unable to find any defect with the leathers of MotoGP title leader Fabio Quartararo during checks immediately after the Catalunya race. The zip on the front of Quartararo's leathers came undone, for unknown reasons, through the Turn 1-3 area on lap 21 of 24. The Yamaha rider then discarded his chest protector and completed the race with the leathers open. Although this put Quartararo in breach of the rider's safety equipment rules - which state leathers and chest protector 'must be worn, correctly fastened, at all times during on-track activity' - he was surprisingly not black-flagged and allowed to finish in third place. That became fourth when the Frenchman was...
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