Originally Posted by doyle
Jordi Arcarons was just telling Juan Carlos about it. They are pretty strict about those things apparently. Chavo turned around yesterday because of almost missing some yellow flags. Sucks for Sam. Hate to see a great ride spoiled by a relatively minor infraction, but sadly, those rules cut both ways some times.
Rules are rules, yes, but occasionally there has to be interpretation and mitigation and common sense In this instance he had stopped to check whether the bike was safe and in heading onto the liaison in the middle of bloody nowhere went on the wrong side of a flag! The course clerk even supported him!
One of the other issues here could be cultural also - a decision is made and it's losing face to change it - what chance do you stand!