You can see many of them putting it in before the race, and from what I just read it's mandatory. Now, if the zipper on the leathers failed, I can't see THAT in and of itself being his fault EXCEPT that when I saw it I thought he should have immediately put a hand up and slowed down offline to re-zip, and definitely shouldn't have tossed his chest protector out for his own safety not to mention everyone else behind him! Glad nobody hit that and highsided! Honestly, I'm surprised they didn't penalize him for deliberately throwing large debris on track as well. TOTALLY unsafe. But at the very least, he should have made the effort to pull offline and attempt to fix his leathers. I'm actually surprised the stewards didn't immediately call him into the pits to fix them if he couldn't while on track within a lap or so, and I'm kind of surprised they didn't black flag him riding around until the end of the race like that. He's LUCKY an additional 3sec penalty for that was all he got. Looks like he got the "exceeding track limits" not for him losing the front and going wide, but I saw him do it earlier when he was racing Miller I think it was. You could see he clearly went off track to his right.\Yeah, that was quite strange and scary if he were to have gone down with so much exposed skin.
On a related note, I thought the race suits in motogp had full upper body airbag protection but was surprised to see him wearing the conventional chest protectors that he had later throw out.
Interesting race for sure! I gotta say, MotoGP.com REALLY has to get it together on the "No Spoiler" thing. For those of us who watch it later in the day, as soon as you open their [email protected]<king page, there the winner is, up front and center all over the page....damn... Gonna complain to them so hopefully they can fix that. One of the main reasons I HAVE a subscription is so I can watch the races at my leisure....