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'Striking distance' - Track limit rules in last lap MotoGP battles

MotoGP's track limit rules have been the subject of much discussion this season, not least after the final lap of the Italian Grand Prix at Mugello. Crash MotoGP Podcast - Click here to listen to Keith Huewen, Harry Benjamin and our own Pete McLaren talk MotoGP Johann Zarco remained classified in fourth place, despite the riders just ahead of him - Miguel Oliveira and Joan Mir - both exceeding track limits. While multiple track-limit violations are normally punished by a long-lap penalty during most of a race, because there is no time for such a punishment to apply on the final lap, riders are instead docked a position if they exceed track limits while in a close battle with another rider...
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