Originally Posted by too old
The rumour from the bivouac was that it was the KTM team who reported him later in the day - Bastards!, if it is true, nothing less !
On this level of racing, all's fair unfortunately. And staffing a team to keep an eye out for other's infractions of rules is sadly a big part of the game. When KTM (or place any other manufacturer) have invested such a substantial amount of effort & money into their rally program, it's to be expected that they keep a sharp eye out for anything that can give them the advantage.
Heck, they even protested between their top riders (remember Cyril's gloves, Marc's rear tyre, etc)
I would expect no less from HRC, if they are trully serious about their rally effort. Naive just doesn't cut it at World Championship levels.
That said, and regardless of the official results, I think most of us consider Sam the winner of this round