I agree on both counts; courageous, and a wee bit foolhardy, at the sme time. But at the end of the day, with the current arrangement, it was his decision. Agreed to by the 1. The Circuit Doctor. 2. The Medical Director. 3. The Race Director. (In that order)
Maybe it's time for some hard and fast rules to be written up? In a lot of other sports, anaesthetic is regarded as no different to concussion, and the athlete is forced out for up to a week....
Ballsy, though. Respect from here.