Phillip Island Controversy
Did anyone happen to notice that during as weekend's MotoGP round at Phillip Island, as Hayden was following Rossi through the field, Rossi passed a rider (Casey Stoner) under a waiving yellow?
If you recorded the race on Speed you can see for yourself.
Lap 17, turn 4 (Honda Corner - right hander) The camera is on Rossi and Hayden as they close up on Stoner and Nakano, and at the apex, as Rossi gets by Stoner. Behind them you can see the corner worker waiving the yellow flag.
Hayden says he saw the flag. Stoner states he saw it too. Nakano saw it as well. But Rossi states he didn't.
The entire Honda camp filed a protest but apparently to no avail as Race Control doesn't see an issue.
It looks like Hayden might hang on to this to the end if he keeps riding hard, but I find it interesting that had the roles been reversed, and Hayden had been the one to pass under the yellow - I'm not so sure the results would be the same.......